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Stacking two Tesla-batteries

Discussion in 'Battery Discussion' started by Matias, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. Matias

    Matias Active Member

    Apr 2, 2014
    I'm not trying to make a serious suggestion, but more like a thought experiment. What about stacking two Tesla’s batteries on top of each other? Of course you would need to remove that hump in front. But if you remove that hump and stack e.g. two new 100 kWh packs together (minus hump), you could get something like (WAG) 180 kWh capacity.

    Of course that would weight so much that you could not use it in sedan. But perhaps in big pick up or full size SUV.

    At the moment batteries limit the available HP's but with this you could use Tesla's bigger motors in front and rear and get something like 840 HP's.

    What do you think, would there be market for that? Or would price be too high?

    Of course in practise Tesla does not have the resources to do this at the moment.
  2. bredi

    bredi Member

    Jun 9, 2014
    San Francisco
  3. deonb

    deonb Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2013
    Redmond, WA
    Also safety - you can't just add a ton to a vehicle without redesigning many parts in it.

    The car needs to be designed from scratch with the battery in mind to take into account weight distribution, airflow, cooling, power requirements etc. And if then your specs call for a 200kWh battery, you build the best 200kWh battery you can - you don't just randomly stack 2 on top of each other.

    Besides, most trucks today is about as aerodynamically efficient as a Home Depot. I doubt you'll get anywhere near the Model S range even with 200kWh of batteries.

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