Tesla says that it will soon charge the batteries of its Model S, Model X, and Model 3 to 100 percent capacity, with the company aiming to deliver battery packs of that size to customers in 2019.
The news comes at a time when the company is expected to ramp up production of its batteries, as well as its autonomous drive system.
Tesla’s goal is to have a battery pack with a capacity of 500kWh or more in 2021, with a target for a 200kWh battery pack in 2022.
Achieving 100% battery capacity in 2021 is a goal that Musk, who is known for his ambitious timelines, has already accomplished.
Tesla has been aiming to ramp battery production to 400kWh by 2022, which would be its first 100% pack capacity milestone.
The company has been building up production capacity for the Model S and Model X since 2018, but has been unable to achieve 100% of those production volumes.
The Model S battery pack is currently estimated to be capable of delivering 250kWh in 2021.
Musk also announced last week that the Model X battery pack would be capable in 2021 of reaching 500kwh.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during the International Auto Show 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.
The announcement came after the company announced that the company has now exceeded 500kWH of capacity in the Model 3 battery pack, which has been producing at around 40kWh per week since the vehicle’s launch in September 2017.
The electric vehicle was the first to reach that milestone, and now the company hopes to reach 500kweeks.
“With Model 3, we’ve hit the 100% milestone,” Musk said at the time.
“The 100% mark is a key milestone to achieve as we continue to accelerate and drive the production of Model 3.
In 2021, Tesla aims to have Model 3 in full production and then reach 500 kwh by 2022.”
Tesla says the Model III battery pack will deliver about 500kW at a range of up to 300 miles, which is up from the current battery capacity of 300kW.
Tesla also plans to add a new “P100” battery pack to the Model E, and it says it plans to ramp the production and sale of the Model 5 to customers as soon as 2020.