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Those wanting to see what the inside of a Tesla Model S battery pack looks like will want to take a look at an interesting video posted by Jehu Garcia of the firm EV West.

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Tesla Model S Battery Pack Breakdown (Video)

Those wanting to see what the inside of a Tesla Model S battery pack looks like will want to take a look at an interesting video posted by Jehu Garcia of the firm EV West.

Those wanting to see what the inside of a Tesla Model S battery pack looks like will want to take a look at an interesting video posted by Jehu Garcia of the firm EV West.

Short of breaking down the battery pack of your own Model S or Model X (and voiding associated warranties), this is probably the closest that you’ll get to the inside of the company’s packs, so it’s worth a watch for that reason alone (if you’re curious anyways). But it’s also interesting from DIY electric conversion perspective, for those so inclined.

Here’s the video:

Green Car Reports provides more:

“The 9-minute video serves as marketing for the used Tesla battery modules he’s selling, but it’s highly instructive in its own right.

“It includes a brief shot of the earlier and differently shaped Tesla Roadster pack, peeling the plastic film off the Model S pack to reveal the case itself, and removing the considerable hardware that hold the covers on the various portions of the pack.

“About a third of the way through the video, Garcia explains why his crew is dismantling the pack in the first place: 10 of its modules will be used for an electric conversion of an older Porsche 911S.

“The team goes on to peel back the sealed top cover, drain the coolant from a module … and explain the safety precautions for tools and workers when dealing with a battery rated at almost 400 volts.”

Altogether, it’s an interesting video. Do any of you reading this have experience breaking down and repurposing electric vehicle battery packs?

 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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