Tesla Shows Off Model 3 Drive Gears After Million-Mile Testing
Those motors will outlast the car.
As proof, the company shows off how the gears appear after testing. Elon Musk, in a separate tweet, adds that both motor and gearbox are in solid condition after 1 million miles.
“Designed for ultra high endurance.”
What does that really means to us? Well, there is no need to worry much about drive systems in used cars and your drive system will last for the entire life of the car and probably even longer (for example, in other after-life projects like conversions). That’s the beauty of electric machines and simple single-speed gearboxes.
The Model 3 drive system is designed and validated for over 1 million miles – this is what the gears look like after testing pic.twitter.com/a6gk2akPF0
— Tesla (@Tesla) October 15, 2018
Model 3 motor & gearbox still in good condition after driving 1M miles. Designed for ultra high endurance. https://t.co/LVO2clQZ3V
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 15, 2018