The electric carmaker is also ramping up its own battery manufacturing efforts. And there are many patents supporting that effort. In January Tesla renewed its five-year contract with Jeff Dahn, a Dalhousie University physicist. His work as a global research leader in lithium-ion batteries is world-renowned.
Musk is getting close to getting a $25,000 Tesla on the market. Last month he announced that production was starting at his Chinese plant of the design that would be sold at the reduced price point.
But it all depends on the battery issues. And Tesla has all-hands-on-deck to find solutions.