Tesla battery packs are considered state-of-the-art, and have some of the highest energy density capacity in the industry. So, it’s not a surprise that even batteries totaled in crashes have some value. In a new video, Jehu Garcia and EV West show us how Model S packs get town down to extract modules for other projects, like EV conversions or energy storage.
Because of the size and weight of the batteries, as well as safety concerns, not everyone should handle disassembling the pack. For an easy way to get the final results, though, you can always order modules from companies like EV West.
Modules presented on the video are:
- 444 cells (74 parallel and 6 series)
- 5.3 kWh, 24 V
- 56.45 lbs (25.6 kg) -> 207 Wh/kg
The particular battery in question was equipped with 14 modules.