With the first preserie units of the newly baked Tesla Model 3, and with a few weeks to open the production of the model, speculation about its autonomy and battery pack final are the order of the day.
And although Tesla had already announced some details on the matter, as time progresses, there is another question: Will the Tesla Model 3 have more autonomy than the Chevrolet Bolt? Go ahead that, as you have highlighted many on more than one occasion, are not models that will exercise direct competition, to move in different segments, among other reasons. However, the battery-powered technology between General Motors (and LG Chem) and Tesla (and Panasonic) is on the table, especially since it was learned the autonomy of the Bolt.
And is that last September Chevrolet was pleasantly surprised with an EPA approval of 238 miles or 383 kilometres for its electric. That autonomy has made many have turned their heads towards Tesla as waiting for a response and creating a challenge as unnecessary as it is promising.
At this point, we still do not know the final pack that will mount the Model 3, but if we have some clues. To begin with, we knew from last year that, according to the manufacturer, the estimated range of 346 kilometres of the Tesla Model 3 will be achieved with a battery pack of less than 60 kWh.
Of course, this is precisely what can change. Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, is known for reporting on numerous occasions through the social network Twitter. In fact, a few days ago uncovered the aforementioned preserie unit like that, and not just that.
As we can read, the question Musk has responded on Twitter with a kind of … what little faith. Suggesting, not unambiguously, that the Model 3 will surpass the Bolt in autonomy. In addition, Musk has clarified that the current architecture of the tram leaves a cap of 75 kWh of energy capacity of its batteries. This has opened the ban to start thinking that the model could come with two options, a base of 60 kWh and a superior of 75 kWh for around 400 km. An experiment, by the way, has been tested with the Tesla Model S this past year.
We’ll see what’s left. Another possibility, also close to Tesla, would be an improvement in the chemistry of its 2170 batteries, because Musk has made it clear that the maximum of 75 kWh corresponds to the current technological level of the same.