Come 1:30 PM pacific time today, Tesla’s Battery Day will have officially kicked off. Less than a day before, Elon Musk took to Twitter to say that whatever is revealed during Battery Day will affect “long-term production, especially Semi, Cybertruck & Roadster.” Musk also added that these announcements “will not reach serious high-volume production until 2022.”
According to Musk, the concern is battery shortages. A scary thought as any problem with battery supply can be a huge set back for any company. Musk tweets lead us to believe Tesla is considering entering the mining business as producing cells won’t cut it if you don’t have access to the raw materials they use.
Musk also tweeted about the difficulty of keeping battery packs coming off production lines when producing new technology:
With Battery Day merely minutes away, this gives us an idea of what to expect as main points during the event. We should be prepared to see new technology for batteries from Tesla, as well as the company’s plan for said technology’s mass production.