48V Cybertruck Specs Benefit Ford, Tesla.

Revolutionizing Technology: A New Industry Change

The Tesla Cybertruck boasts a completely novel 48-volt low voltage setup, superseding the 12-volt system of the past which had been much in demand.

Tesla’s Investor Day in March of 2023 provided confirmation that the auxiliary onboard devices would be changed from 12 volts to 48 volts. They kept true to their word and accomplished this within the finished product.

The fundamental power source responsible for operating the drive systems is a substantial high-voltage battery with a nominal reading of more than 800 volts.

The major upside to employing higher voltages for secondary components is that the supply of energy can be achieved with a weakened current draw, thus specifically minimizing electricity losses and allowing lengthening the life of more fragile wires, leading to a decrease in both weight and expenditure. Far-reaching cars were already utilizing 24-volt platforms, yet 48-volts is an uncommon answer within automobiles.

Tesla does not plan to cap their progress just by shifting from 12 volts to 48 volts for its electric vehicles. The renowned car manufacturer wishes to propagate the utilization of the 48-volt architecture across the car industry.

This is why Tesla released the details of their 48-volt system to various other manufacturers and Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, verified that he was presented with them.

“When asked about the possibility of Ford adopting a 48-volt system in its vehicles, his response was ‘Great for the industry!’ This suggests that Ford is likely to incorporate the 48-volt system into some of its upcoming all-electric vehicles.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk replied to the news, saying “You’re welcome.” It appears that other car makers may soon follow suit and introduce 48V systems.

Jim Farley has recently commented on the plans for Ford’s next-generation all-electric vehicles, saying: “Great to read the document and realize that our next-gen team has been on a similar path. Let’s work together to help the supply base move into the 48V future as well.” This statement confirms that the upcoming EVs from Ford will feature a 48-volt system.

Despite numerous observable pros, the motor vehicle sector is often laggard when it comes to ameliorating what functions for something superior.

The transition from twelve volts to forty-eight is not as straightforward as people imagine, for it necessitates altering the vehicle wiring and ordinarily all new electric pieces (every motor, lamp, detector, and chip), or at the minimum insuring they can manage a higher voltage.

The difficulties come from the need for resources, the limited availability of components as well as the lack of economic scale in the outset. This makes it imperative that each service station should be equipped with the recent low-volt circuitry.

Given that Tesla created a 48-volt low-voltage architecture, other companies in the sector may be compelled to formulate their own plans. After all, it’s quicker to build on an existing template rather than beginning from nothing, and it puts the competition one inch forward.

Afterwards, Sandy Munro of Munro Live acquired a chance to talk with CEO Elon Musk concerning the 48-volt electrical structure and prior hindrances that inhibited such an integration. With the launch of first Tesla Cybertruck shipments,

Elon Musk on Cybertruck's Adoption of 48V and the Importance of Leadership

Let’s remember that in modern electric vehicles, Tesla has retained its 12-volt reduced voltage setup yet figured out how to change from the general lead-acid ancillary batteries to those of a 12-volt lithium-ion type. The transformation was made known in February of 2021 and was first presented in the remodeled Tesla Model S/Model X (commencing with the Plaid) – here is an all-encompassing teardown. Afterward, it became accessible to the Model 3/Model Y late in 2021.

We haven’t gotten a glance at the Tesla Cybertruck’s extra battery yet, and an electronic guide is still missing in action, but we guess the new 48-volt battery in the Tesla Cybertruck uses lithium-ion as well. The question that comes to mind is which kind of battery cells they have utilized (and from what firm)?

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