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New battery pack, modules and cells

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Trev Page, Mar 31, 2016.

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  1. Trev Page

    Trev Page Member

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    I was very carefully rewatching the video of the reveal and right when Elon starts mentioning safety you can see the schematic of the battery appear behind him.

    I see 8 battery modules arranged lengthwise as opposed to the 14 on Model S / X. If you look very closely, the actual cells are much larger too. So, their comments at the financial call of Q2 in 2014 where they mention larger cells for Model 3 seems to be true now.

    Less cells, larger size for more capacity and most likely updated chemistry, made in the US = cost savings they were looking for. Tesla has come through.
     
  2. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    Speaking of "updates" to the Model S and X, I think the single most likely update for either of them in the next two years is a redesign of the battery pack to use the same modules as Model 3 uses. For fairly obvious reasons.
     
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    Just hope it doesn't use the 90 kWh cell chemistry. Super low impedance and heat tolerance would be what I'd look for.
     
  4. Cosmacelf

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    What's wrong with the 90kwh chemistry?
     

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