One of the most popular Tesla electric cars, the Model 3 sedan contains three to four thousand type 2170 cylindrical battery cells, and replacing even a few and the associated diagnostics is a long and costly undertaking.However, after the transition to the battery integrated into the power structure of the body, the situation is exacerbated by the fact that to replace it you have to disassemble half of the car.Image source: TeslaSuch revelations are shared by the resource Electrek with reference to the already available employees of corporate services for repair of electric cars Model Y new sample.Recall that in parallel with the transition to the use of battery cells of size 4680, the company expects to introduce a traction battery, integrated into the power frame of the lower part of the body.This arrangement may be more advantageous from a performance standpoint, but when repairing the battery, you would have to do at least 143 consecutive manipulations just to remove it.Putting the battery back in place would require another 171 manipulations, and in the process of repairing almost the entire lower part of the body will be separated from the rest, along with the front seats.Image source: Tesla, ElbrickIt may make traction battery repair more difficult and more expensive, but in terms of manufacturing the new electric car will achieve up to 10% weight savings and increase range by 14%.At the same time, the number of necessary parts will be reduced by 370 pieces.Model Y crossovers with the new body structure will be produced at Tesla's recently opened facilities in Texas and Berlin, but the German site will temporarily use 2170-size cells before switching to 4680 cells.
The AMD Ryzen processor-based infotainment system originally appeared aboard the older Tesla Model S and Model X electric cars, but it's now being used by the younger cars in the line & ; the Model 3 and Model Y. Some customers have noted that the company has notified them of the electric cars' reduced range because of this change.
Previously, the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y's onboard system was satisfied with Intel Atom processors, which, against AMD Ryzen, had lower power consumption, though at the same time were inferior in speed. Modernization of onboard electronics, as noted by the resource InsideEVs, required Tesla in some regions of sales of electric cars to notify customers about changes in the consumer qualities of the delivered products & ; for example, it happened in Australia. The upgraded electric car Tesla Model 3 with AMD Ryzen processor on board, as explained, is able to drive 602 km on the conditional WLTP cycle, 22 km less than with the old multi-media complex. In general, depending on the type of drive, traction battery capacity and the size of the wheels, as noted by the source, the range of the Tesla Model 3 can be reduced by a value of 11 to 22 km. Curiously, the Tesla Model Y has survived this upgrade without any losses. On the contrary, the range of this crossover even increased by the value from 26 to 34 km on the conditional WLTP cycle. This can be explained by the presence of a higher-capacity battery or other optimizations related to energy consumption. In this case, the appearance of the more voracious AMD Ryzen processor simply did not affect the range to the extent that it is observed in the Tesla Model 3.
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