Tesla's Q1 2022 earnings report showed a lot of positive
news from a financial and operational standpoint, and as for the new product,
Elon Musk also confirmed that dedicated robotic taxis will be put into production in 2024.
On the product side, the webcast's Q&A session
included a question about why Tesla is not
adopting an 800 volt architecture in its vehicles.
It turns out that electric vehicle manufacturers are considering the
Electric vehicles for 800 volts, namely Cybertruck and Semi. Given that Tesla has competitors such as the Porsche Taycan, Audi Etron GT
Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5, etc., why don't the other models use the 800V architecture, let alone the Lucid Air running at 900V?.
Tesla believes the benefits of using 800 volts outweigh the overall cost. Andrew Baglino, Tesla's senior vice president of powertrain and energy
said there was little incentive for Tesla to switch small cars like the Model 3 and Model Y to an 800-volt architecture.