Posts by George Bower

Tesla Energy power module (with new 2170s)

New Tesla P100D Battery Pack Conceptualized

The latest Tesla splash is their new 100 kwh battery pack unveiled August 23, 2016 in a conference call with journalists. “The cell is the same – but the module and pack architecture has changed significantly in order to achieve adequate cooling of the cells in a more energy dense…

5 months ago by George Bower 60

Inside Tesla Model S Battery Management

Tesla Model S Recycles Waste Heat to Warm the Battery

The Waste heat comes from the drive motor and power electronics. Range loss in cold weather is a huge problem for pure battery electric vehicles and manufacturers use various approaches to deal with the problem. The simplest approach is resistive heating in the cabin and/or battery. This is the low…

12 months ago by George Bower 40

EVgo Freedom Public Charging Station

Electric Vehicle Charging Levels Explained

Question: What is Level 3 charging? Answer: Level 3 charging is one level higher than level 2 charging. Level 2 Charging is AC while level 3 is DC. Right? Wrong. Level 3 charging doesn’t imply DC. It can be either AC or DC. “Levels” are indicative of the charging power….

1 year ago by George Bower 31