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  1. Tesla Tech Talk
    Hi - Is preconditioning really important? I saw a youtube video stating that it does not make a difference in energy saving but it is good for the life of the battery. What outside temperature should I condition it at? What temperature is considered cold for the battery? It was only 55 degrees...
  2. Model 3
    Can anyone clarify what this alert means? So far the local Tesla techs have told me "there is an external isolation and your vehicle may not restart". Exciting! @Jason F : I see that you have been helpful on Alerts; hope you have some words of wisdom.
  3. Model 3
    Of course my 12v died last night...into the 3 day holiday weekend. ohmmu is out of stock so even if I wanted to wait for that battery I can't get it. I checked interstate battery they don't even offer tesla 12v batteries. Where can I buy a 12v battery for my Model 3 TODAY in the Houston area?
  4. Model 3: Charging
    My car Tesla Model 3 2018 Errors appeared: vcfront_a192 vcfront_a182 vcfront_a402 I bought new SLA 12V battery, after replacement, after 4-5 hours the error appears again Tell me what could be the reason? Appeared after update 2022.20.7.
  5. Model Y
    According to Sandy Munroe, the structural battery pack has a repairability factor of zero (1:16). Not good if it turns out to be true. And it's going to make it harder to recycle and recycling is what makes the environmental costs of making the battery less of a burden long term.
  6. Model 3: Charging
    There are now numerous threads in this forum about the battery's PCS in the HV Battery Service Panel breaking down. In the dispute I have filed with Tesla awaiting AAA mediation, it would be helpful to have a rough estimate on how many forum members have experienced this problem. If you are one...
  7. Tesla Tech Talk
    This is an incredibly well done video by Lucid to explain their battery pack. A lot of it is similar to how Tesla does their cell/module design in the older Model S battery pack but it goes a long way to demystifying how they work. Give it a watch!
  8. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    Mercedes-Benz partners with ProLogium for solid-state battery development Mercedes-Benz and ProLogium have signed a cooperation agreement to develop next-generation solid-state battery cells for EVs. The agreement sets out a roadmap to integrate solid-state cells into a range of passenger...
  9. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    Samsung SDI ends talks with Rivian for potential US battery plant Rivian's launch hasn't gone smoothly as the fledgling automaker has struggled to ramp production, resulting in them missing their 2021 production targets, even after cutting them. The issues were enough to shut down the entire...
  10. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    Tesla battery supplier LG Energy Solutions has stellar stock debut LG Energy Solutions rocketed out of the gate and has become the second-most valued company in South Korea after a successful IPO. The company's stock price soared 68 per cent on its trading debut. Although the IPO was on the...
  11. Model 3: Customizing & Modifications
    Hey All, So I found a very reputable car audio specialist in the Antelope Valley (Lancaster, CA), named Meece Car Audio After speaking with him and finding out his experience with tesla's I was comfortable getting my work done there. I had an appointment scheduled for next Friday but suddenly...
  12. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    Tesla hints Giga Texas will start Model Y production with structural battery packs and 4680 cells With the release of their Q4 and 2021 full year earnings report, Tesla has strongly hinted that Giga Texas will start Model Y production with structural battery packs and 4680 cells. In the...
  13. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    Panasonic to spend $704 million to begin mass production of Tesla's 4680 battery cell by 2023 Panasonic has been working on developing a prototype of Tesla's 4680 battery cell since the new form factor was announced at Battery Day in 2020. The Japanese electronics maker unveiled their first...
  14. Model 3: Charging
    Anyone seen all of these before? Woke up today to this torrent of issues... next available service center appointment is 3 weeks away. I dont think there's anything wrong with the 12V battery as it's a 2 year old lithium ion. Help?
  15. Model Y
    I’ve recently acquired some aftermarket mods for my 2020 Tesla Model Y including a yoke steering wheel, Hannshow touch screen, and power frunk kit. However, step #2 in all the installation procedures is to disconnect the main battery under the back seat. However, I cannot for the life of me...
  16. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    CATL launching battery swap service EVOGO China's largest battery producer CATL announced that they would start a battery swap service for electric vehicles (EVs) called EVOGO. The service will allow users to swap car batteries in under a minute. The company announced that EVOGO would launch...
  17. Model X: Maintenance & Repair
    I have a 2019 Model X with 17K miles on it. On December 4th the car started giving me issues. December 8th it would no longer start. We had to have it towed to the Tesla Service Center in Rockville, MD. Service guys took several days to figure out what was happening. At first they tried to give...
  18. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    Structural battery pack with 4680 cells could be in the hands of customers very soon based on recent Model Y owner's manual update Tesla might be much farther ahead than many people think in the production of their 4680 battery cells. A recent update to the Model Y owner's manual mentions...
  19. Model 3: Maintenance & Repair
    I installed the Ohmmu 12v battery about 4 weeks ago. Today, I got the "replace low voltage battery" and associated warnings before ever leaving the house. Did some quick reading, was preparing to contact Ohmmu with details, when I came across their support document outlining how this error might...
  20. Model X: Charging
    Hi all, New on here. I am experiencing weird behavior with my 2018 X: I get to a supercharger, plug in the charging cable and nothing happens. The ring stays unlit. eventually I get a message ”Unable to charge. Charge station not powered. Check power source or try a different station.” When...
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