Sandy Munro Dazzled by Tesla's Tech
Sandy Munro has been looking at Tesla's 4680 batteries and is dazzled by the technology. It looks differently than anything he's ever seen. He's wondering if these batteries are even coming from the same company. There's no limit on their capacity to invent.
Sandy Munro has blasted away a lot of pink material in order to get to the 4680 battery cells. It is a difficult process to take apart the 4680 battery pack. Sandy and his associates were unsure about multiple pieces of the 4680 battery pack, suggesting a high level of innovation from Tesla.
There is a barrier in between modules that looks like a fiber glass like material that could be a thermal runway mitigation for if you had something going wrong, it would keep that problem from propagating all throughout the battery.
The pink foam on the battery pack is a mystery to everyone (not at Tesla) so far - perhaps it's also a thermal mitigator. In the unlikely event that the pack catches fire, only that segment is likely to burn. Tesla's #1 priority in all of its products is safety.
Tesla's Dazzling Technology
Tesla is creative and innovative when it comes to manufacturing. Sandy Munro has been involved with auto manufacturing for multiple decades. For Sandy to be surprised, something has to be pretty incredible and innovative. Sandy said multiple times that this was different than anything he's ever seen before.
What will happen when Sandy tears down vehicles from other companies and legacy auto manufacturers? Will he say things look different? Will he be dazzled? My guess is he will not be.
To Sandy, it seems like Tesla has no limit on their capacity to invent. Tesla's culture of innovation is driven my Elon Musk who says that everyone must innovate or they will be asked to leave the company.
How will things look as the years go by - and the decades? Will Tesla's technology truly be alien-like compared to all of its competitors?
Sandy says there are 3 things that drive poor quality. The first is fasteners like screws and rivets. When he was working for Ford, they did a big study and he and his team found that 75% of all catastrophes were attributed to fasteners. Tesla's battery does not have fasteners to it.
Tesla continues to innovate and lead all other auto companies when it comes to technology, innovation, and software. I'm excited to see the 4680 batteries reach volume production. What do you think of Tesla's technology and 4680 batteries? Is Tesla the most innovative company in the world?
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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.