Video: Tesla Model S Battery, Suspension and Body

MAR 18 2014 BY MIKE ANTHONY 15

As shown in this video presented to you by EdisonTechCenter, the battery system, suspension and the body of the Tesla Model S are each broken down and explained in detail.

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Tesla Model S Skateboard

These components, combined with Tesla’s expertise, are what make this EV a revolutionary game changer for automotive transportation today.

The Model S proves that this technology works:

  • EVs can have long range
  • Can charge extremely quickly
  • Can achieve the highest safety safety rating in America with a 5-star rating in every category

The Model S is a stand-out automobile when compared to today’s competitors in the luxury sedan segment that are burdened by ICE.  In this case, Tesla’s insistence on pure electric puts it in the lead.

Tesla Model S Body

Tesla Model S Body

Tesla Model S Range

Tesla Model S Range

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15 Comments on "Video: Tesla Model S Battery, Suspension and Body"

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I am annoyed with Goldman Sachs saying Tesla is not disruptive. Wtf do you have to be disruptive? An electric car built from the ground up, and a super-charger network across the U.S. and soon to be worldwide. Yet they say it is worth around $200 a share, currently trading at $240. Well six months ago they said it was worth $40 per share. I have little confidence that Goldman Sachs, at least when it comes to Tesla know what they are talking about. They give a nod to the battery tech as being innovative.

Goldman, like the other Banksters on Wall Street, don’t care a wit about what Tesla is or isn’t. They are running a lucrative computer controlled scam machine that is designed to move selected stocks up and down in value using information, propaganda and buy and sell orders. In fact they create a lot of the information themselves. It’s all legal but grossly unethical.

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Goldman is probably the worst offender but not far from the truth. It is highly illegal but not very hard to prove.

They know what they are talking about, Goldman Sachs was disruptive for the whole economy in 2008 when they brought the country and the world down to the Great Recession. They know what disruptive means.

Ben Kanner is pretty good at his presentations. I look forward to more of his presentations that may go into more technical detail. I didn’t know about the octagonal tubing that’s pretty cool.

I’m still curious about what kind of gears are used in the single speed reduction set. Is it a spur/helical gearbox or is it planetary?? I bet it is spur/helical like the i3.

I like floating the suspension on the various components. What is that for? To prevent shock I suppose. Not electrical but road impacts.

I am pretty much the happiest Model S owner out there but when was this produced? How can he said supercharging will fill your battery completely in 1/2 hour?

yeah, really, i wouldnt want to charge any battery that fast anyway

Depends on what kind of battery. Lithium Titanate can commonly be charged at 20 or more C, meaning it takes 1/20th of the time to charge it as it can discharge. I’ve even seen 30C-capable cells.

Charging past 1C on a NCA-type chemistry is (per my readings) not so great, but Tesla’s ability to dump heat using the watercooling and the battery mgmt software can allow very precise monitoring and charging, allowing for class-leading results with respect to charge times. I’ve also been told that Tesla doesn’t charge past 1C for very long, extending the battery life again.

Good presentation. However, Tesla really needs to drop the line “zero to full in 30 minutes on a Supercharger”. It’s simply not true. More like about 75 minutes to do that. Over promising is really bad.

Agreed. I enjoyed the video as much as anyone, but this ‘Detailed, in-depth! Video! ” makes me wonder what a gloss over introduction would be like.

Even weekend engineers would want to know more. Matter of fact, on each of these videos people always say ‘good vid, but i’d like more detail’.

I guess a 40 amp charge rate in a house is considered by Tesla ‘household current’, however it is not normally how the vague phrase is used, which obviously these capitalize on said vagueness. Also interesting that he said a charge rate of 32 miles per hour, when the Tesla Website now says both 32 and 29. So let’s give ’em credit for getting near to Candid statements.

“Can charge extremely quickly”

Not really. Extremely quickly will be full charge in less than 5 min.

Currently Tesla charging is just fastest with first generation quick charging.

Super fast inductive charging is the way to go.

Drive up, car authenticates, 5 minute full charge, drive away.

It’ll be awhile before anyone comes out with anything better than a Tesla SuperCharger. Per my understanding the size of the feed required by the SCs is massive and they require careful consideration. Putting 81kW into a battery in 5 mins would require far too much power to be practical in an inductive setting.

Was it just me, or did the guy in video rarely use determiners?