BYD will Supply Blade Batteries to Tesla, Toyota, Suzuki & Daimler
According to multiple media reports, BYD is expected to supply Tesla with its state of the art Blade batteries. Moneyball and CnEVPost have also reported that the deliveries will start in the Q2 of 2022, while the batteries are currently undergoing testing.
There are various chemistries of Li-ion batteries available, however the most common types are the lithium ‘metal’ oxide (where the metal can be NMC [nickel-manganese-cobalt] or NCA [nickel-cobalt-aluminium], among others) and lithium ferrous phosphate (LFP). While NMC batteries have remained the preferred choice for Western automakers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen and Ford, the LFP chemistry has found favor with Chinese automakers.
“Multiple insider sources: #BYD to supply Tesla with blade battery starting 22Q2, Tesla model carrying BYD #battery entered C-sample testing phase.”