As a part of its extra $100 million investment in Gigafactory Nevada, Panasonic announced cells produced at Gigafactory Nevada will receive up to a 5% increase in energy density and 10% increase in total output.
During a talk for Stanford StorageX International Symposium, vice president of battery technology at Panasonic Energy of North America, Celina Mikolajczak revealed more information regarding the new battery cells:
According to Mikolajczak, As of October 16, Panasonic has begun converting production lines at Gigafactory Nevada in order to produce the new cells. In addition to having 5% higher energy density, Mikolajczak also revealed they have excellent fast charge performance as well. “Right now we are converting lines to increase energy density. It’s a great new cell that is going to be ready soon. It got excellent fast charge performance with that increased energy density which is really exciting.”