Tesla Model Y Battery Pack Is Different From Model 3: Check Out How It Differs

There are more differences than this image discloses and this reveals Tesla’s policy for changes.

If the core of electric cars is their power source, we can say that the Model Y teardown has reached its heart. Sandy Munro did not talk about the battery pack until he could have it discharged and safely deal with it. That has probably already happened, but Munro still had more protection equipment than he usually does to prevent a COVID-19 infection. What he discovered is that the pack was slightly different from the one on the Model 3. They were expected to be precisely the same.

That is not the first time this has happened with the Model Y. The computers on the Model Y are also different from the ones in the Model 3, as Mr. Green revealed on April 20. They present a faster ethernet link. Fantastic news for Model Y owners, but Model 3 owners will probably want it as well.

The battery pack changes compared to the Model 3’s may not be so desirable. The protective cover for fuses that the Model 3 battery pack has is no more, for example. Perhaps it was redundant, but it is the sort of protection than may prove worthwhile. Tesla will likely save a fortune by not using them anymore.

Gallery: Sandy Munro Model Y Teardown

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Safety switch high-voltage terminals also lost their caps. We bet technicians will miss them as much as the fuse covers. The last thing that Munro mentions that was eliminated was the AC filter wire harness trough. But there’s more.