Watch As Battery Pack Is Removed From Wrecked Tesla Model X

DEC 14 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 10

Cracking into a Tesla Model X battery pack is pretty fascinating.

We’ve shared quite a few interesting, in-depth battery pack teardowns. However, if you’re not into that sort of thing or you simply don’t possess the knowledge to understand it, it can be a bit overwhelming. This newest video is a different case. Rather than a deep dive, these seemingly “Average Joes” bust into a wrecked Tesla Model X battery pack to take a closer look.

We’ll be honest to say that it’s clear these guys have knowledge about batteries. In fact, the channel is dedicated to makingĀ Tesla-inspired DIY powerwall units with recycled 18650 cells, with the specific purpose of powering homes. Watching their outstanding footage — which is accompanied by some fun music — is ultimately satisfying in a strange way. Rather than doing a whole lot of random talking, which could be over many people’s head when it comes to battery tech, they use their adept camera and editing skills to show the removal and tear down process in all its glory. You can tell they’re having some fun with the process.

What do you think of this unique video? The concept is pretty interesting for sure. Share your thoughts and insight with us in the comment section below.

Video Description via HBPowerwall on YouTube:

Breaking the warranty seal on a Tesla Model X

Having a part in taking this once great Tesla Model X apart was an eyeopening experience. Tesla Brands the smallest part behind door cards to the brake dust covers – It’s amazing the attention to detail they have put into building a car. We mainly took out the Telsa Battery today & the next working bee will be removing the motors from the Car

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10 Comments on "Watch As Battery Pack Is Removed From Wrecked Tesla Model X"

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Do I see bolts with a left-handed thread at 1:59? They seem to be loosening the bolt by turning clockwise. Also, at 2:05 when holding up the bolt, it clearly has a left-handed thread.

Or am I mistaken?

What good would that be? Confuse the hobbyists?

More likely the video image was flipped during the editing process. That happens more frequently than you might think if there is someone with real editing skill involved.

They use reverse threads on connections for flammable gases (propane and the like), but I can’t think of any good reason to use reverse threads on an automobile.

Things go backwards in the southern hemisphere. s/

Hi arne_nl.

I was the one in the video unscrewing those bolts and I can confirm they were backwards. We think it was made this way to ensure you stopped and thought about what you were getting into before to went on to do more work on the cells

I am the one with the blue 18650ed shirt in the video I was helping Pete film some of it

EV-TV with a Model 3 at 1:10 or so. Also BMS controller and the Flaming Princess:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggI3EQjdCc8

I hope Tesla is working on recycling batteries. Within a few years recycling batteries will have to be done on a large scale and needs to be done economically.

It won’t ever be as economical as disposal. Battery recycling is inherently a dirty, dangerous, and polluting process.

In the article below, a Tesla spokesman talks about plans for recycling batteries. It’s not clear to me, from the article, if Tesla is already doing recycling or not.

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/07/yes-tesla-recycles-all-of-its-spent-batteries-wants-to-do-more-in-the-future/

Why do these kinds of videos always have such annoying background music! turned it off right away.

Because it is free YouTube music