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When Tesla tests motors how many amps do they max out at?

Sam1

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[Moderator note: the “clickbait title” has been changed to more accurately reflect the quesiton posed by @Sam1. Please do not use grossly inaccurate thread titles. Thank you.]

clickbait title. Forgot to post earlier, I guess Tesla runs the 3 motors hard right off the assembly line. Graph goes flatline from 0 to off the charts past 900 amps instantly. Screencap was from just a few miles on the odo from the store.

Am actually curious to how far they take them, that could easily be going past 1,000 amps... which means there's room for more boom juice in the electron hose.

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PoitNarf

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There is no break in period. Also electric vehicles have motors, not engines. Engines run by utilizing combustion. There also aren’t 3 motors in the car. If you purchased an AWD Tesla then it has one front motor and one rear motor. Only the prototype Model S that Tesla has started testing has 3 motors.
 
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dmurphy

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There is no break in period. Also electric vehicles have motors, not engines. Engines run by utilizing combustion. There also aren’t 3 motors in the car. If you purchased an AWD Tesla then it has one front motor and one rear motor. Only the prototype Model S that Tesla has started testing has 3 motors.

You missed the <humor> tag in the title. The OP said it was clickbait, meaning, he knew it was wrong and was trying to be funny.

furthermore, OP used “motor” correctly and by “3 motors”, I infer they meant “the motors which Tesla installs in Model 3 sedans.”

Thanks for trying to be helpful, but I got the sense the OP was being humorous and maybe that was missed (which is way better than a missing humerus!)
 

ecarfan

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In English, motor and engine are synonymous. I agree we should use motor for an electrical engine and engine for a combustion motor, but they are not technically different.
To engineers (and others who care about semantics, such as myself) “motor” and “engine” mean very different things. They are “technically” different.

To the general public they mean the same thing.
 

Sam1

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You missed the <humor> tag in the title. The OP said it was clickbait, meaning, he knew it was wrong and was trying to be funny.

furthermore, OP used “motor” correctly and by “3 motors”, I infer they meant “the motors which Tesla installs in Model 3 sedans.”

Thanks for trying to be helpful, but I got the sense the OP was being humorous and maybe that was missed (which is way better than a missing humerus!)

Thank you sir, at least someone got it lol
 
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