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Mid range possible to become long range

At the moment a tech from San Rafael changing my fog lights due to condensation. Very nice guy and ask me if I have any general questions as he has been with Tesla for 2 years. He mostly works in the shop, but was covering for another mobile tech.

My questions are about the battery just in general. I have a mid-range and he claims that it has the same size battery as the long range and its software locked. He claims that eventually Tesla “soon” will offer a pay feature to unlocked more battery. If this is true this will be awesome for my mid-range to become a long range.

He will be here for another 30 minutes if anyone has questions I can ask him..

scherer326 | 18. Februar 2020

is this true, I have a mid range and would pay to buy more mileage. I thought there was less cells in the mid range compared to the long range but if it is indeed software lock that would be huge.

scherer326 | 18. Februar 2020

any thoughts on timing, if this in indeed true?

derotam | 18. Februar 2020

I don't believe this is true. I believe even Musk stated that it is a de-populated pack.

hokiegir1 | 18. Februar 2020

I wouldn't trust much from him given that statement...unless you also ask him to explain the difference in the curb weight between the LR RWD and the MR RWD if it's not the additional battery cells.

lbowroom | 18. Februar 2020

He's confusing his vehicles. This was true at one time on the model S and with the SR, not the midrange. I really wish Tesla employees, especially techs, were better informed.

Joshan | 18. Februar 2020

The standard 50 kWh Model 3 battery pack is made of 2,976 of those cells in groups of 31 cells per “brick”. The bricks go into 4 separate modules (2 modules of 23 bricks and 2 modules of 25 bricks).

That pack is going into production later this year. Currently, Tesla is producing a 74 kWh ‘long range’ battery pack, which consists of 4416 cells in groups of 46 cells per brick and the same brick distribution in the 4 modules.

scherer326 | 18. Februar 2020

thanks for being a debbie downer :=(

gmr6415 | 18. Februar 2020

@Joshan, The distribution of cells/bricks per module isn't equal across all 4 modules. The two outer modules consist of 23 bricks (46 cells per brick) each and the two inner modules consist of 25 bricks (46 cells per brick) each.

[(46*23)+(46*25)]*2 = 4416

Jack Rickard, "The Model 3 battery pack is around 2.5" (64 mm) shorter than a Model S battery pack with the same capacity of 75 kWh (thanks to the new Tesla 2170 cell form factor)."

"Also each module has cells grouped in to a brick of 46 cells (cylinders). The shorter modules have 23 bricks and longer ones (center) have 25 bricks of cells each."

https://evannex.com/blogs/news/tesla-s-battery-pack-is-both-mysterious-a...

Joshan | 18. Februar 2020

@gmr6415 I did not write that it is a copy paste

agkulcz | 18. Februar 2020

Curb weight of LR RWD M3 is 3805 lbs while mid range M3 is 3686 lbs: wonder what that 119 lbs could be...?

agkulcz | 18. Februar 2020

Curb weight of LR RWD M3 is 3805 lbs while mid range M3 is 3686 lbs: wonder what that 119 lbs could be...?

gmr6415 | 18. Februar 2020

ASY,HVBAT,75kWh,AWD-RWD P/N 1137375-01-K

ASY,HVBAT,MID RANGE,E2,RWD P/N 1492754-01-K

Teslanene | 18. Februar 2020

If we go by weight MR 3686, Plus 3552. 134 difference but both almost get the same mileage.

Joshan | 18. Februar 2020

@Teslanene

Have to derail with a topic of utmost importance!

If your name:
Tesla-Knee-In
or
Tesla-nay-nay
?

Teslanene | 18. Februar 2020

Tesla-nay-nay