Tesla Model S motor output

Tesla Model S motor output

Was doing some reading and came across a site. I believe it was an edmunds review that stated that the electric motor output was 185kW. Correct me if i'm wrong, but that translates to 248 hp. Been looking all over for motor output. Is this output rating correct? Seems kinda low for such a heavy car that's suppose to go 0-60 in less than 6 seconds.

EVRider | 15 décembre 2018
jordanrichard | 15 décembre 2018

Which car are you talking about? I have a 2014 S85 and the hp is 369. Also BTW a hp rating is not real, in any car. Meaning horsepower is not something physical, like torque.

duke_of_alinor | 15 décembre 2018

In an ICE car HP is not static, they list peak HP. An ICE may start off at 100 HP and build to 300 HP. An electric has pretty much the same HP across its RPM range. A 250 HP electric will be quicker in this case than a 300 HP ICE of the same weight.

Yodrak. | 15 décembre 2018

You are correct that 185 kW is equivalent to 248 HP by US standards, but as another poster pointed out - which Model S are you asking about? Model S has used a number of different motors depending on the size of the battery pack and single or dual motor configuration.

BlueSkyToday | 10 décembre 2019

> ... horsepower is not something physical, like torque.

Horsepower is every bit as 'physical' as Torque.

You measure the torque, you measure the RPM, you do the math,

Horsepower = (Torque * RPM)/5252

Bighorn | 10 décembre 2019

This is a zombie thread reinvigorated by a spambot. RPM is not a standardized measure like meters or kilograms, so I understand what jordan was trying to get across.