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Interesting - the real one looks exactly like the cells seen inside a disassembled Tesla Model S 85kWh battery (there is a video of it on YouTube, and numerous pictures on either Tesla Motors' official forum or teslamotorsclub.com).The cell shown here is marked NCR18650B. There is a newer version of this battery on the market now, called the NCR18650G, which bumps capacity to 3600mAh. It's super hard to find, almost noone has it in stock.Around the same time the NCR18650G started appearing on the market, Tesla Motors introduced a 90kWh battery option.(85000 Wh / 3.4 Ah) * 3.6 Ah is exactly 90000 Wh.So, it seems, Tesla is using NCR18650Bs in their 85kWh batteries, and NCR18650Gs in the newer 90kWh ones.