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Model 3 vs Model S - Battery Heat

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by Rusty1, May 17, 2018.

  1. Rusty1

    Rusty1 Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Ooltewah, TN
    We took a trip this past weekend to a Lights Festival outside Birmingham, AL and took both our Model S and Model 3 since we had six people going. Being able to take a 5 hour round trip like this and not use any gas is a dream come true for me. It was 92F when we drove down and supercharged in Oxford, AL. I found it interesting that my Model S was charging at 360 mph and had full cooling running while my Model 3 was charging at 460 mph and no battery cooling running. There appears to be a significant difference in heat build up between the older Model S/X battery design and the newer Model 3 battery design.

    BTW the Lights Festival was cool.

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  2. ratsbew

    ratsbew Active Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    O'Fallon, IL
    It's no secret that the Model 3's drive train is more advanced than the S and X. Tesla can try to say otherwise, but the Model 3 is an amazing piece of technology!
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  3. SigNC

    SigNC Active Member

    Aug 23, 2017
    Makes me curious as to how fast the 3 will soak up energy from the new higher powered super chargers vs the S/X.
  4. jamnmon66

    jamnmon66 Member

    Apr 10, 2018
    Brighton, CO
    Good to hear for sure. The new battery pack is supposed to be a lot better. piece of evidence that it is.

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