Tesla Model 3 teardown gives incredible look at the electric powertrain

On the surface, Tesla’s Model 3 is already highly successful and well-received among those who have driven it.

But the vehicle’s architecture and technology are also believed to represent a significant step change by several people doing breakdowns and reverse engineering the vehicle.

Now we get a great visual look at the powertrain through a new teardown.

After its own Tesla Model 3 teardown, Munro and Associates thought of the vehicle’s electronics as a masterpiece and a German engineering firm was also quite impressed after reverse-engineering the Model 3.

The entire powertrain is extremely compact with Tesla incorporating a lot of the electronics directly into the battery pack enclosure.

We already managed to have a good look at the details of the powertrain architecture with previously leaked information, but we now get to see the impressive architecture thanks to longtime Tesla hacker/tinkerer Ingineerix who has been tearing down a Model 3 and posting a series of videos about the vehicle’s powertrain.

The videos are very short and to-the-point which makes the whole series easy to watch and only about half an hour in total and I highly recommend it for anyone interested in the Model 3 or electric vehicles in general:

Model 3 Drive Unit

Still images from the video:

Model 3 Drive unit bare

Ingineerix says that he weighed the whole drive unit and that it weighs just under 200 lbs. Here we see it without the inverter.

Still images from the video:

Model 3 Inverter

Still images from the video:

Model 3 Battery Pack

Still images from the video:

Model 3 Cooling System Overview

Here Ingineerix just gives a quick overview of the cooling system on a still assembled Model 3:

Still images from the video:

Model 3 High Voltage System Overview

Here Ingineerix just gives a quick overview of all the high voltage connection on a still assembled Model 3:

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