It says they (LG) have a contract with Tesla, so I guess Tesla is going to use an outside supplier in addition to Panasonic. I believe I have heard that Aptera batteries are coming from LG. This sounds like the Aptera batteries will be Tesla batteries, though perhaps without the Tesla name on them. The plot thickens. Thoughts anyone?
In the below video is a picture of the Aptera batteries (and a picture of the interior). I suspect the cells are bonded to the bottom through which cooling liquid passes to carry away heat. (This is speculation)
Aptera has said the cells are 2170. Are there any other car companies that use 2170 cells or even cylindercal cells besides Tesla? I thought everyone else uses pouch cells.
If these are Tesla cells, it would have to be with the blessing of Tesla because I am sure Tesla has tight patents on them. However, anyone can make a cell of the same size.