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People have been busily unwrapping the new battery pack news, scant as it has been. What we know is that they have significantly changed the basic construction to remove the so-called "snake" in favor of two plates to which batteries are connected directly reducing the polar moment of inertia.

The speculation is that charging times for this pack - which is currently only meant for the semi the truck and the model S plaid - have been reduced to 15 minutes for 10-80% - the standard filler up level and 7 minutes to 50% which represents about 90% of charges.

It will cost you 7 minutes to charge this battery pack to 50% which should be somewhere in the neighborhood of 400kms.

Quite a leap forward for a company already widely reputed to be 10 years ahead of the competition.
 
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People have been busily unwrapping the new battery pack news, scant as it has been. What we know is that they have significantly changed the basic construction to remove the so-called "snake" in favor of two plates to which batteries are connected directly reducing the polar moment of inertia.

The speculation is that charging times for this pack - which is currently only meant for the semi the truck and the model S plaid - have been reduced to 15 minutes for 10-80% - the standard filler up level and 7 minutes to 50% which represents about 90% of charges.

It will cost you 7 minutes to charge this battery pack to 50% which should be somewhere in the neighborhood of 400kms.

Quite a leap forward for a company already widely reputed to be 10 years ahead of the competition.
Great , have you purchased yours yet ? Didn’t think so .
 

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Tesla Under NHTSA Investigation After Model S and X Recall in China


  • In China, Tesla is recalling 29,193 Model S and Model X vehicles that were made in the United States, citing suspension issues that could lead to an accident.
  • The vehicles were built between September 17, 2013, and January 15, 2018, at Tesla's Fremont, California, factory.
  • In a letter sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in September, Tesla's regulatory counsel said the automaker "believes the root cause of the issue is driver abuse, including that driver usage and expectation for damageability is uniquely severe in the China market."
Update 11/27/20: NHTSA has opened a formal investigation into an estimated 114,761 Teslas in regard to the front suspension issue that’s been the cause of a recall in China. The US-made Model S sedans built between 2015 and 2017 and Model X SUVs built between 2016 and 2017. The investigation has been put into motion after receiving 43 complaints about failures of the front suspension. NHTSA’s investigation states: “The front suspension fore links may fail at the knuckle ball joint ring, which may result in contact between the tire and wheel liner.”

Tesla is recalling a total of 29,193 U.S.-made Model S and Model X vehicles that were exported to China, according to a statement from the China State Administration for Market Regulation. The vehicles, built between September 17, 2013, and January 15, 2018, have potentially faulty front and rear suspensions. After large impacts, the connecting rods may become damaged, leading to an accident if the suspension fails. The vehicles were all produced at Tesla's plant in Fremont, California.

To remedy the issue, Tesla reportedly will replace the rear connecting links in the front suspension and the upper connecting links in the rear suspension for the affected vehicles; there are two different defects, and not all of the vehicles have them both, the statement from SMAR says. The recall doesn't cover the China-made Model 3, which recently began production at Tesla's Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai...
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