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Tesla Current 10-30% Battery Cost Advantage is Still Improving

• by Brian Wang

Tesla currently pays an average of $142 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for battery cells purchased from its three suppliers: Panasonic, LG Chem and CATL. By comparison, GM pays an average of $169 per kWh for its battery cells while the industry average runs at about $186 per kWh.

Cairns data estimates that Tesla's battery packs cost, on average, $187 per kWh while GM's packs cost $207 per kWh and the auto industry spends an average of $246 per kWh for battery packs.

Rob Mauer of Tesla Daily has data to infer that Tesla has a battery cell cost of $98 per kilowatt-hour. Tesla executing on the Battery Day would get the costs to $50-55 per kilowatt-hour