Tesla (TSLA) Could Achieve 400+ Mile Range with 'Model 100D' - Analyst

August 25, 2016 3:21 PM EDT
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Global Equities sees a Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) Model "100D" achieving an operating range notably above 400 miles. The outlook comes after the firm attended the recent Vehicular Propulsion Technology Summit.

Analyst Trip Chowdhry noted the following:

-- Tesla Model S P100D has EPA range of 315 miles

-- P to D range improvement is between 9% to 10% - we are assuming 9%

-- Adding range improvement of D over P, Tesla Model S 100D will have a range of 343 miles

-- Battery Form Factor improvement of 20700 over 18650 - 15% to 18% - we are assuming 15%

  • Adding range improvement of 20700 cell-form-factor over 18650 cell-form-factor,Tesla Model S 100D will have a range of 395 miles
  • Please refer to GER 5 part Battery and GigaFactory report for above details...

-- Electric Motor propulsion improvement by increasing Copper Winding Density - we are assuming 10% improvement

  • Tesla can easily improve Electric Motor propulsion by increasing Copper Winding Density
  • By just making a slight adjustment to the Laminate Winding Machine, Tesla EV Motor propulsion can be improved by 12% to 15%
  • Assuming 85% EV Motor Efficiency, we are assuming range improvement of 10%
  • Adding EV Motor propulsion improvement, Tesla Model S 100D will have a range of 434 miles


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