Tesla’s China-made Model 3 is reportedly set to receive an upgrade that includes a new battery pack provided by CATL. The base model, equipped with rear-wheel drive, will see its battery capacity increase from 60 kWh to 66 kWh. The upgraded version will adopt the new Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries manufactured by CATL, China’s largest electric vehicle battery supplier. Sources indicate that the 66 kWh battery pack will not only be used in the updated Model 3, but also in future versions of Tesla’s Model Y. Currently, the rear-wheel drive Model 3 produced in China offers a range of 556 kilometers. With the additional 6 kWh of battery capacity, the upgraded Model 3 is expected to achieve an improved base range. The updated Model 3 is scheduled to launch in the third quarter of this year. Tesla’s Shanghai factory has already undergone production line modifications in preparation for the launch. [36Kr, in Chinese]