What kind of batteries does Tesla use?

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Tesla is one of the most famous electric car brands in all over the world. In the beginning, Tesla flopped due to their battery issue the number of charging stations were low and the batteries are not working correctly. Tesla uses different types of batteries in different models. Tesla cars are powered by Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.

These batteries consist of many cells which store the power. The average number of cells in one battery is almost 6381 and they have 900 pounds weighs. If you want to extend the battery’s life, you have to take precautions like not overcharging the battery. In addition to overcharging the battery, care must be taken not to charge the battery with high voltages and also to be careful not to charge at a temperature below 0 degrees.

Tesla Aging Type of Battery

Everything in the world has its own ending time period similarly battery also has its age after this age it can’t work properly. When we use the battery it wears out over time because nothing lasts forever it is known as cycle life on the other hand if we are not using the battery it still gets damaged which is known as calendar life

Type of Battery in Tesla

You all must be thinking that Tesla is a big company so they installed or use the same type of battery in their different model of cars but the reality is different, Tesla uses four different types of batteries in their car. Following are the four main types of batteries that are used by Tesla

  • 18650-type
  • 2170-type
  • 4680-type
  • Prismatic type

Most Powerful Battery of the Tesla

The battery used by Tesla in its vehicles are all powerful and have no loss but if we compare all these batteries and find out which is the most powerful battery so the most powerful battery of them has been the 4680-type battery but now the most powerful battery has come, now the most powerful battery is 2170-type

The most used battery in Tesla

All the batteries used by Tesla in their vehicles have certain features in their place, but which of these batteries is the one that Tesla uses mostly in its vehicles?  18650-type is the battery most used in Tesla vehicles it has also been used in discontinued models of Tesla.

Tesla Model X: All You Need to Know

Does Tesla make its own batteries?

Tesla also manufactures its own battery and also outsources the battery. Tesla manufactures the 4680-type battery and it outsources the 18650-type, 2170-type, and prismatic type. 

Tesla First Battery

The first time Tesla use an 80650 type battery in their car.

Batteries in different Models of Tesla

Model S

Tesla manufactures various types of vehicles, one of which is the Model S. This car uses a 18560-type battery. It consists of thousands of 18650_type battery cells. This car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph within 0.1 seconds but this speed is its vacuum, inside the air its speed is different. In reality, it reached almost 2.1 seconds, this is no slow speed either.

Model X

Tesla uses a 18560-type battery in Model X car. This model was launched in 2015 and it luxury model of the Tesla. It covers almost 365 miles on one charge it is higher than the Road star but less than the Model S.

Model 3

Model 3 was the first Tesla model which use a 2170-type battery. This vehicle was manufactured and introduced in the summer of 2017.

Model Y

Tesla introduced the Model Y in 2020 and inside this model, many features are from model 3 and some are modern. This car uses a 2170-type battery and the speed of this car goes from 0 to 60 mph just in 4.1 seconds and its maximum speed is almost 155 miles per hour. It covers 314 miles on one charge


Tesla uses a variety of battery types, including lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal-hydride, and lithium-ion. Each battery type has its own pros and cons, so it’s important to choose the right battery for your Tesla car. Here’s a rundown of the different types of Tesla batteries:

Lead-acid: These batteries are the most common type used in Teslas. They’re good for short-distance travel, and they’re usually easy to work with. However, they can be a little expensive to replace.

Nickel-cadmium: These batteries are used in a few Teslas and are suitable for long-distance travel. They’re also more expensive to replace than lead-acid batteries, but they’re more reliable.

Nickel-metal-hydride: These batteries are used in a few Teslas and are suitable for high-speed travel. They’re also more expensive to replace than nickel-cadmium batteries, but they’re more reliable.

Lithium-ion: These batteries are used in a few Teslas and are suitable for high-speed and long-distance travel. They’re also more expensive to replace than

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