Tesla, the company that seems to be hellbent on changing the world, has been under ...
Tesla, the company that seems to be hellbent on changing the world, has been under close scrutiny because as the new mass-market automaker that has tried to infiltrate the market inhabited by companies that toiled decades to gain the reputation, the general automotive community needs to make sure it keeps Tesla in check, doesn’t allow it to slack.
Reliability ratings by various consumer watchdog groups, which have been on the rise, are the good start, but another way to check for quality is to dismantle the vehicle’s components.
That’s exactly what the YouTuber jehugarcia and his crew decide to do here.
The purpose of this experiment is the bit more than just to seek knowledge about Tesla because these batteries will be used in other cars or will go on sale in order to power virtually any moderately sized electrical application.
And given that Tesla builds some of the most energy dense batteries on a market, the units are in high demand for custom electric vehicle builds.
The only problem is that it is against Tesla’s interest to sell the technology to these vehicle builders because the automaker would rather just sell them the whole Tesla.
Circumventing this involves buying batteries off of wrecked Teslas, then undergoing the slightly laborious process we see here, which involves opening a large battery tray by unbolting it and then peeling it apart.
The team must then drain a coolant inside before donning safety equipment to play with what amounts to almost 400 volts of direct current. Thanks to these guys, well, wrecked Teslas can be used for whatever power needs you deem necessary.
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