What You Need to Know About the Tesla Model 3 Electric Motor

The beauty of an electric vehicle lies in the simplicity of its powertrain, which essentially relies on an electric motor to transfer torque to the wheels. There is no gearbox, torque converter or other CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The motor transmits torque directly to the axle and wheels at all times, with no gear changes. Motors can run at high revolutions, but there is no combustion.

Operating Conditions Can Affect Motor Life

The great advantage of these motors is that they tend to be very reliable. However, premature wear can occur and affect the vehicle's lifespan depending on the conditions in which it is used, and if you’re a sporty driver.

During an annual maintenance appointment, your NexDrive technician will perform a quick check of the powertrain for abnormal wear, leaks and noise.

The Tesla Model 3 is Equipped With an Oil Filter

This may come as a surprise to Tesla Model 3 owners, but you should know that there is a filter for the electrical motor, as lubrication is required. Don’t worry, these filters don’t require regular maintenance. That said, in the event of a leak, it is advisable to repair the leak, change the fluid and replace the filter to avoid contamination of the new fluid.

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