Jack Eric Grossman

Interaction and Product Design

Tesla Model S – Battery Module Engineering

On Dorian West’s Battery Engineering team at Tesla, I helped with the mechanical design of the Model S Battery Module.model-s-signature-red-motion_960x640

Modules contain the Panasonic 18650 battery cells and 12 Modules make up the Battery Pack.  The pack is a structural component of the car and sees demanding thermal and vibrational constraints.

ModelS_pack01Tesla Model S liquid cooled Battery Pack.

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Individual cells connect in parallel to collector plates.  The thin wire-bond is an elegant, patented Tesla design that acts as a fuse if there is a cell fault. (Note that this image and information is public knowledge taken from http://www.teslamotorsclub.com)

 

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Preparing for the launch of Model S.

 

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