I also posted this in another forum not this one in case someone signed up for both forums.
I just signed up today hello everyone!! I currently own a 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid touring and get about 50-53 mpg. I am signing up to get a Tesla Model 3 and had a couple quick questions that neither tech support nor the service centers can answer. Maybe only an Engineer can answer this one?
I saw a 19 minute video on the building of a tesla model S and they showed enough coverage on the motor design where I can see the copper winding's used are rounded. The 2017(they skipped 2016) Honda Accord Hybrid and 2016 Toyota Prius 4 went with a different design this year and not sure why? They chose to go with flat (tape like) or square like copper winding's. Is it possible the Model 3 will have this newer design?
There are several advantages to tape like versus round. The only disadvantage would be the greater precision needed to wind them so they do not fall off on top of each other and the vertical winding is a bit trickier. In the end they can design a smaller motor with more torque that runs cooler.
Would anyone know about this new process and care to comment on how Tesla may move forward on this newer design?
Link about the round versus square copper wire below.