Tesla’s long-delayed Battery Day event will finally push through on Tuesday, immediately after the electric vehicle maker’s annual meeting of stockholders.
Battery Day was initially set to happen in late May, but because of the expected low attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tesla CEO Elon Musk delayed the event to a June webcast. But with the annual shareholder meeting also pushed back from July, Musk considered combining the two events, and later finalized a date of September 22 for an in-person gathering at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California.
Tesla will be livestreaming the event on its website, with the broadcast starting at 1:30 p.m. PT. The stream will start with the annual shareholder meeting, which may be interesting for those who would like to know more about the company’s business dealings.
Battery Day will kick off right after the shareholder meeting ends, on the same livestream.
Tesla has been rumored to be unveiling a new low-cost, long-life battery for its electric vehicles. This “million-mile” battery is said to use little to no cobalt, which drives up the cost of electric vehicle batteries, and will include chemical additives, materials, and coatings that will allow for more storage of energy over longer periods.
Musk, meanwhile, has been drumming up hype for Battery Day, such as by saying that the event “will be very insane.”
Many exciting things will be unveiled on Battery Day 9/22 ⚡️
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 11, 2020
A recent leak from Electrek revealed a first look at Tesla’s new battery cell, which was produced in house with the company’s new Roadrunner battery manufacturing system.
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