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General Engine Inquiry

Hello,

I've been curious about the Model S engine but can only find facts on HP.

How big is the engine (Cubic cm, liters, etc.)?

All I have found outside of HP is it weighs around 70lbs.

Thanks.

RedShift | 27 June 2017

It has 7.67 liters capacity and about 24.8 cylinders and equal number of pistons.

It's con rods are made of high density Osmium and uses the element Radium in its exhausts to give a glowing effect on exhaust gases.

j/k.

Look up electric motor.

RR_GreenP85Dee | 27 June 2017

no fuel injectors @Red?

Silver2K | 27 June 2017
georgehawley.fl.us | 27 June 2017

As Tesla is an EV thayt has electric motors rather than engines, you probably mean "General Motors" question.😉

RedShift | 27 June 2017

Sorry, forgot about the solid gold fuel injectors for maintaining a pure and fast fuel delivery. :-)

Rocky_H | 27 June 2017

For someone to just not know that Tesla cars use an electric motor instead of a gas engine is not that unusual. People on the street ask that sometimes. But for someone to find Tesla's website and create an account on their forum to be able to ask the question here and still not know that is really strange.

DTsea | 27 June 2017

For those who dont know the difference..

Engine is a machine that converts heat of combustion to motion. Used to be called a prime mover.

A motor converts energy generated any other way to motion. Pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motors are common types.

carlgo2 | 27 June 2017

You know he may be asking about the physical dimensions. At first I took the question to mean he didn't know it was electric or what electric means, but now I think he was trying to get an idea of its physical size. It is the size of a large, traditional watermelon.

Bighorn | 27 June 2017

African or European?

Tropopause | 27 June 2017

Look on Tesla's website and you'll see the size of the motors relative to the chassis.

David N | 27 June 2017

For the OP,
In all seriousness, The size of the electric motor is about the size of a watermelon.
That of course is a generalization, but are the words of JB Straubel.
Hope that helps.

jordanrichard | 28 June 2017

The motor itself is about 18 inches long and about 12-14 inches in diameter.

rxlawdude | 28 June 2017

Another carpet bomb troll question, with OP nowhere to be found...

Tropopause | 28 June 2017

OP's username does contain the letters "eagl".

NKYTA | 28 June 2017

@Tropo, getting right to the conspiracy. ;-) ;-)

vp09 | 28 June 2017

I demonstrated Summon to a patron of the restaurant where my wife and I dined a few months ago. She was wowed. She told us she worked for Toyota, and she loved hybrids!!!

Sleepydoc1 | 28 June 2017

@vp sad but funny.

eric.zucker | 29 June 2017

The engine is unquestionably naturally aspirated.

UnshodBob | 29 June 2017

@eric - if it's naturally aspirated, then why do we have superchargers? :)

eric.zucker | 29 June 2017

@UnshodBob: Now, you got me wondering....

finman100 | 29 June 2017

Silver, great video links! thanks. I think I know what I'm doing at work today...ummmm...those TPS reports. yeah, that's it.

RedShift | 29 June 2017

@finman

You work at Penetrode?

brando | 29 June 2017

Why is Model S the quickest? Tesla uses dual injectors, one for electrons and one for protons.
No Turbo, but does have magnetic induction and not naturally aspirated, IMHO.

(S is for "Space" Age Technologies)

brando | 29 June 2017

Why is Model S the quickest? Tesla uses dual injectors, one for electrons and one for protons.
No Turbo, but does have magnetic induction and not naturally aspirated, IMHO.

(S is for "Space" Age Technologies)

Frank99 | 29 June 2017

One of the reasons that the "Ludicrous" option costs so much is that they upgrade the engine and fuel systems to run on positrons rather than electrons. You have to change the materials everything is made out of because otherwise those positrons will eat right through the walls of the fuel tank (in a somewhat exciting way, I might add...).

reed_lewis | 29 June 2017

I thought it was a matter/antimatter reactor?

RedShift | 29 June 2017

Nope, flux capacitor. That's neither an engine nor a motor.

Rocky_H | 29 June 2017

It's good when you can get the dilithium crystals on sale.