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Elon Musk said in June that the target for battery cell cost in 2018 is $100/kWh, and $100/kWh on the pack-level within two years.
Tesla has never officially disclosed its battery cost beyond claiming to be “below $190/kWh” in early 2016. That was before any battery cell manufacturing was taking place at the Gigafactory.
He’s asking how low does the battery capacity have to drop to trigger the replacement of the battery under warranty. IIRC, Tesla will replace the battery under warranty if capacity falls under 70%.
Cell cost vs. pack cost First off, it's important to note an important distinction between battery cell costs and battery pack costs. The $145/kWh figure that GM shared was the battery cell cost ...
Tesla’s battery technology is similar to other rechargeable batteries both large and small: as time goes on, the battery loses some of its ability to hold a charge. Think of how the battery life of a brand-new smartphone compares to one that is a few years old.
The battery in a Tesla is a very costly component and complicated to put together.
A 400-page document filed in support of the application shows the battery, which is the largest lithium-ion battery in the world, had a capital cost of €56m or A$90.6m and generated €8.1m, or ...
The battery pack of the Model 3 is the most expensive part of the car but they're cutting the base cost of the car by 50% from the Model S. There's some serious optimization and cost savings going on here.