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New battery pack, modules and cells

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

  1. Trev Page

    Trev Page Member

    Sep 21, 2012
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
    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 Model S Owner and Frustrated Tesla Fan

    Apr 25, 2011
    Ithaca, NY, USA
    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.
  3. apacheguy

    apacheguy S Sig #255

    Oct 21, 2012
    So Cal
    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

    Cosmacelf Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    San Diego
    What's wrong with the 90kwh chemistry?

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