The Tesla Model S sedan was an electrification nightmare for most buyers, but one new Model 3 has turned it around.
It’s the first mass-market vehicle to use a battery that’s 100% lithium-ion, the highest-energy density that can be found in a battery.
The lithium-iron-ion battery is the one Tesla made the first time, and it’s also the one that the company plans to roll out in all of its new vehicles, starting with the Model 3.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk made the announcement at a press event on Thursday, but it’s worth noting that the Model S was Tesla’s first mass market car to use lithium-polymer battery packs, and the company is working to improve battery technology to make it easier for cars to run on lithium-sulfur batteries, or LPS, that are a much cheaper and more abundant alternative to lithium-air batteries.
So the Model X is still the one with the best battery, but the Model III has the best lithium-titanium battery.
And in a new report from Bloomberg, Musk says Tesla plans to eventually use a 100% LPS battery for all Model 3s, including the Model Y. The Model 3 will be the first car with a 100 percent lithium-manganese battery, the type used in Tesla’s upcoming electric sedan.
The report also notes that Tesla’s plan to have the Model Z and the Model E both use a LPS pack is also a possibility, as well.
The 100% batteries are so dense that they can store up to 100 times more energy than lithium-fibrous batteries, which can store only about 2.5 times as much.
(Tesla says that the batteries will store about 50 times as many energy in a 100 kWh battery pack, so it’ll be easier for the cars to reach their target energy densities.)
In other words, Tesla is hoping to make the Model 4 a 100%.
But if all of the vehicles it has in the pipeline start using the Model Three 100% battery, Tesla would only need to add about one car a year.
That means that the first Model 3 with the 100% technology would probably be a 2017 model, which would give the company some time to make its mass market electric car.
Tesla also noted that the battery packs will be made by Panasonic, the battery manufacturer Tesla acquired in 2016 for $2.4 billion.
The battery pack will be based on Panasonic’s 10.4 kWh lithium-metal-air battery, which Tesla is using to make Model 3 batteries.
Panasonic’s battery packs are designed to store up and deliver 100% energy density, and they’re cheaper than Tesla’s 100%.
(It’s worth pointing out that Panasonic makes batteries for Tesla and other electric vehicles, but Panasonic also makes battery packs for other car companies.)
Panasonic also manufactures batteries for some electric vehicles in Europe.
Bloomberg also noted the company will start using a new battery type, Li-ion-polymers, which will have a density of up to 40%.
Tesla says it plans to use this battery pack in Model 3 and Model Y models in 2017.
Bloomberg reports that Tesla will also be using a battery pack made by LG Chem, which is part of LG Electronics, the world’s largest battery company.
But LG has yet to make a lithium-based battery for a vehicle.
The Bloomberg report also noted a battery made by Japanese battery company Panasonic that’s a 50% upgrade from LG’s 50% improvement.
Bloomberg notes that the 50% battery is a lot better than the 50%.
But Bloomberg also notes Panasonic’s plan for Tesla to eventually replace the Model 2’s battery pack with a 50%: It’s going to be like having a new car, the company said.
You’ll have a 100,000-mile battery that lasts 50,000 miles.
And it’ll all be on a new, 50 kWh battery.
Musk is confident that Tesla can deliver on its promise to make all its new cars 100% electric.
“It’s going be 100% 100% Tesla,” Musk said during the press event.
“And we’re going to do that on all our cars.”
Musk also said that the 100-percent lithium-battery technology is “so far ahead of the curve” that it’s going “from something that we’re making to something that you’re making now.”
“It will be like you have an electric car that lasts a few hundred miles,” Musk added.