According to Business Insider, Tesla has maintained an advantage over established automakers in one key area of engineering: maximizing the distance a vehicle can drive between charges. In a recent article, Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro and Mark Ellis, senior lead design consultant, discuss how Tesla is able to maintain this critical advantage.
In the article, Munro and Ellis cite Tesla’s strong battery-pack design, distinctive battery-cell chemistry and efficient motors are the reasons for the company’s distant advantage.
The article shares that Munro & Associates has torn apart and examined the battery pack and powertrain of the Model 3, as well as those of other electric vehicles like the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and the Jaguar I-Pace.
According to Ellis, the Model 3 has the best battery-pack design of any EV he’s examined, citing the placement of battery cells in relation to the current collectors (which connect the cells to each other) and the fact that nearly every component in the pack is glued together to reduce vibration.
For more insights from the Munro team, check out the full article here: http://bit.ly/2ONI1xU