Tesla’s 75 kWh battery pack removal opens doors to ‘Track Mode’ for Model S & X

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Roy_H, Jan 12, 2019 at 3:59 PM.

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    I agree that the removal of the 75kWhr battery pack from the Models S & X is most likely the first step towards changing from the 18650 cells to 21700, but largely disagree with the rest of the article.

    I see no reason for Tesla to market a track version of the Model S. The Model 3 is smaller, lighter and better suited for racing.

    The reason the Model S cannot endure more than 1 lap at racing speeds before overheating is not because of the batteries, but because the motor overheats. Model S & X use inductive motors and the Model 3 uses a permanent magnet synchronous style motor in the rear. This motor runs much cooler. I wouldn't be surprised to see a slightly larger version of this motor show up in the S & X.
     

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