It’s Not Just About the Batteries
While there is a lot of discussion over the form factors of the battery cells Tesla uses in their vehicles, the surprise is that many people do not know that not all of credit goes to whether the battery pack is an 18650 or 4680 battery cell pack. Rather, it’s the electronics managing the power held by all those cells that separates EV performance between Tesla and everyone else.
About one year ago Tesla battery experts Sandy Munro and Mark Ellis talked candidly during an interview with the “E for Electric” YouTube channel that discusses what Elon Musk did and why it was so important toward Tesla earning its distinction in battery tech domination.
In the video you will develop a good basic and accurate beginner’s grasp of Tesla battery tech without having to be boggled by the math and electrochemistry behind the tech. In fact, you will hear some colorful comparisons on why a cylindrical form factor is preferable over a pouch type using jelly roll and grilled cheese sandwich metaphors.
So that said, here is your opportunity to get a firm hold on Tesla battery tech secrets that you can “Talk Tesla” about at your next weekend cookout with friends and neighbors who question you on your new Tesla.
Sandy Munro on Tesla's Battery Tech Domination
Timothy Boyer is Torque News Tesla and EV reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily Tesla and electric vehicle news.