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?? Tuning the 85KW battery into a perf 85kw?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by igor, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. igor

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    #1 igor, Feb 6, 2013
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    Any thoughts on the possibilty of tuning the 85 KW into a perf 85? Installing a high performance drive inverter? Cost to do this in the future?
     
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    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    No. It's the same battery already!
     
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    Rephrase: Iis there a way to may the standard 85 kw go faster like the perf? Installing a "high performance drive inverter"?
    Any thoughts?
     
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    Yes, that's exactly how Tesla does it.
     
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    Have any owners looked into the cost/possibility of doing this in the future. It may save money to buy a standard 85kW and tune it up at a later date.
     
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    See this thread for more information:
    Performance hacking | Forums | Tesla Motors

    Essentially, there's more to it than the high performance drive inverter. I think the motor and perhaps wiring from battery pack to inverter and inverter to motor are different.

    This Car & Driver article says there are motor differences as well:
    More-Made-in-America-Than-Most

    Basically, if you want the performance, buy it now. There might be a way to get slightly more juice to the standard motor, but when dealing with electric motors, software is no substitute for hardware.

    Perhaps some day in the future, there will be shops that will replace your battery packs, inverters, motors, etc., and flash all the firmware needed to take advantage of them. But that's a ways off, IMHO.

    You could always buy an S60 or S40 now (if the range will sufficed for your needs), and save your money for a newer Model S Performance in the future.
     

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