Submitted by Kpsmithmd on March 24, 2017
I recently read an article on the Teslarati website - "Austrian cable company [name removed] has secured a large order from Tesla for 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) worth of aluminum cabling that will be used to connect the Model 3 electric motor with onboard battery pack.". Does this provide any insight in the engineering of the M3? I'm a physician, not an engineer, but I recall problems with aluminum wiring in homes many years ago. What are the tradeoffs of using Al rather than copper? What's used in the S and X? Either way, I trust that Elon and the engineers have this all figured out. I've got two M3's reserved, hopefully early delivery (#8 in line Dublin,CA on 3/31).