Submitted by HenryT2 on November 14, 2012
Is there a difference in the electric engine itself in the 3 standard models? (40kW,60kW,85kW)? Is the performance difference solely due to the max amperage the engine can draw?
If Tesla were to offer improved batteries in the future (or just allow replacement with larger batteries), will the 40kW version be able to perform the same as the 85kW?
Also, what makes the performance model different? Is there a completely different engine in there, or is it just "tuned" differently?