Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Tesla acquires battery startup SiILion

Tesla has acquired Colorado-based battery start-up SiILion. Tesla is also planning a new factory in Canada to build battery production facilities. The exact terms of the acquisitions are not known.

There were already rumours about the takeover of SilLion last year, but the deal was not confirmed. At that time, Tesla had hired some SilLion employees and also advertised job vacancies in the field of battery research in Colorado, without having a corresponding research facility in the US state.

SilLion’s anode technology is apparently to be incorporated into Tesla’s 4680 cells.

Tesla is also planning a new factory in Canada to build battery production facilities. The information comes both from Tesla itself (The Company has job openings in Markham, Ontario), but also from the mayor of Markham.

According to the politician, Tesla wants to produce “state-of-the-art production technology” in the factory, “which will be used in gigafactories around the world in the production of batteries”.

It is not yet known when production will start and when the first production machines can be expected in the Gigafactories. It is also not clear whether and to what extent Tesla’s own production of battery production equipment will affect its business relationship with Saueressig, a medium-sized German company.

According to reports, Tesla has already commissioned Saueressig Engineering to build cell production machines in the USA and Germany in 2020.

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