What's inside a Tesla Engine?

  • Published: 08 October 2019
  • We took apart a REAL Tesla Model S Motor! Thanks to our sponsor UBTECH for making this possible! Get the JIMU Robot: MeeBot 2.0 Kit at the Apple store, apple.com, or learn more at https://apple.co/2OHnx9N

    This is the same rear motor that is in the model S and X. Tesla learned from the Original Roadster, made this motor, then came out with the new model 3 and Y motor. Even from 2012 the inside of this is super advanced technology.

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Comments • 3 790

    KNOX BLOX  1 months back

    That is amazing.... especially the computer triad area. It is a sturdy design surviving those punishing/ jarring roads with pot holes and bumps .... then looking at the the home computer/lap top mother boards and knowing they are very sensitive to breaking when dropped.

    The home computer/lap top companies need to come up the same durability for their motherboards as did Tesla.

    • James Donovan
      James Donovan  1 weeks back

      Patti Lacey has the new day I can get her out w Qi woo
      Woo WTO woo woo woo eep eep eep eep eep R.I.P.

    • James Donovan
      James Donovan  1 weeks back

      COTTON CANDY have been in WTO last month woo

    • James Donovan
      James Donovan  1 weeks back

      Ojebiyi Oluwadunsin é whip weep

    • WaifuRacer
      WaifuRacer  2 weeks back

      These are the kind of people that made tesla overrated. Those were just regular old heavy duty PCB's. Nothing out of the ordinary. They are designed to be able to take bending and all sort of stuff without braking. Unless you deliberately start scraching components off, it will survive shocks as well. Nothing special. Its just a pcb.... I swear at the start I was excited for tesla, but after the amount of quality control issues and the blind apple like fans like you i dont like them anymore...

    • Zsolt Bogai
      Zsolt Bogai  2 weeks back

      @remytv exactly! thats why it is being liked by the channel owner :)

  • Alex Hoo
    Alex Hoo  32 minutes back

    WOW the ignorance is strong in this one. I'm not going to go into depth, but maybe you should start with the difference between screws and bolts?
    SPOILER ALERT: Morons ahead.

    • rakel9000 B
      rakel9000 B  5 hours back

      a volvo XC70 is faster than a Tesla

      • Chris Zinck
        Chris Zinck  6 hours back

        I can't bring myself to watch a video where the creator calls a 'motor' an 'engine'. If he doesn't know that much, what could he possibly offer?

        • Mark Koh
          Mark Koh  6 hours back


          • C M
            C M  7 hours back

            It’s a motor not an engine

            • Ed Stanton
              Ed Stanton  8 hours back

              There is nothing inside a Tesla engine, Its a motor, an engine is a fuel engine gas or Diesel or any combustible fuel

              • George Malouf
                George Malouf  10 hours back

                I'm a bearings and seals retailer. How it has escaped my curiosity that Tesla motors have more than 3 ballbearings with different sizes. I'm gonna check out about types of these bearings.

                • stéphane GARDE
                  stéphane GARDE  11 hours back

                  Quand je vois ce qu’il y a en mécanique et le prix de la voiture (80000€)je me pause des questions 🤔🤔

                  • KilZial
                    KilZial  13 hours back

                    *Talks about gas cars being problematic and hard to maintain*
                    *Also gets Honda Accord*

                    • Lucio Castro
                      Lucio Castro  16 hours back

                      Biggest blender motor I’ve seen😭😭🗣🤣🧐

                      • Paul Dawson
                        Paul Dawson  23 hours back

                        I'm not a "TESLA fan" however I am a fan of not destroying perfectly good car parts.
                        Can you figure out how to take it apart without breaking it ? It would have impressed me if you could.
                        Still an interesting video, good job guys !

                        • devilsabdicate1
                          devilsabdicate1  1 days back

                          is the title wrong? it's a motor not an engine or am I wrong?

                          • Dirty Kurt
                            Dirty Kurt  1 days back

                            That's the only way we can take it apart? :o wow

                            • Tay Gumi
                              Tay Gumi  1 days back

                              It looks like German engineering. (Thyssenkrupp Engine inside, Tesla outside.) :?

                              • James Vitale
                                James Vitale  1 days back

                                This has to be the worst Channel on YouTube good day sir

                                • MechanixandMurica
                                  MechanixandMurica  1 days back

                                  Wow they just trashed something that looked like it was built by an advanced civilization. I get it, this is a You Tube Channel . . . but really???

                                  • Chris the gamer Delima

                                    can someone tell me why this comment section is so toxic.

                                    • Chris the gamer Delima
                                      Chris the gamer Delima  9 hours back

                                      @Johnnyboy5520 I was never a spokes person, what are you getting at, im just throwing my opinion, i am in no way affiliated with what's inside, i just enjoy their show. good day sir!

                                    • Johnnyboy5520
                                      Johnnyboy5520  10 hours back

                                      @Chris the gamer Delima They need to hire a better spokesperson, you're not cutting it.

                                    • Chris the gamer Delima
                                      Chris the gamer Delima  11 hours back

                                      @Johnnyboy5520 its for comedy, if you dont like it you can leave a constructive comment and leave, its okay not to like things but thats just who they are.

                                    • Johnnyboy5520
                                      Johnnyboy5520  11 hours back

                                      Well for starters, they had no idea what they were talking about. Secondly, they had no qualms about breaking things as they were taking it apart. Lastly, the assembly was quite expensive, so it seemed because they were wealthy, they really didn't care if they trashed it.

                                  • Goran Romer Sombor
                                    Goran Romer Sombor  1 days back

                                    Iritantni ste 100%

                                    • Ron Groove
                                      Ron Groove  1 days back

                                      All these electronics should never be installed together with the electrical motor. It should be much simpler and concentraded in a well protected place under the hood for example, where it can be serviceable. Don't mix electronics with mechanics. That design will turn this type of car in a non serviceable machine. Very high cost to maintain. First owner, first 3 to 4 years, ok. But that's it. A car cannot be built like a laptop or a smartphone.

                                      • Tom Cody
                                        Tom Cody  1 days back

                                        a bit painful to watch someone clumsily and sloppily destroy a motor :/ why tho.

                                        • Baier Kristóf
                                          Baier Kristóf  1 days back

                                          3:53 Almost rip to the blue car front. It would be expensive! 😂😂😂😂

                                          • Fatih Serdar Özsayiner

                                            Saygısız ve kıskançlık.
                                            Kibirde var ki !!
                                            Tesla Can dır.

                                            • FoRza_tRexble YT
                                              FoRza_tRexble YT  2 days back

                                              Lincoln’s voice changed XD

                                              • Bishnu Turi
                                                Bishnu Turi  2 days back

                                                It's an alien machine for you guyzz.

                                                • Ryan Toomey
                                                  Ryan Toomey  2 days back

                                                  Title is wrong. Tesla does not have an engine - it has a motor!

                                                  • Eric Vaughn
                                                    Eric Vaughn  2 days back

                                                    potting .... thats the goo , its to reduce/prevent moisture/water ingress , kinda a one time deal , at least the stuff I dealt with , once its done thats it

                                                    • Peg Leg
                                                      Peg Leg  2 days back

                                                      I don't know why everybody is hating on this video. I thought it was fascinating. What all the thingamajigs are called or what they are for is not important. I expected to see "what's inside", and I did. Do wish he had finished disassembling the "motor" though.

                                                      • Max Ferney
                                                        Max Ferney  3 days back

                                                        Haven't watched for a while, but I didn't thing his voice would drop a couple octaves in that time

                                                        • J. Mig
                                                          J. Mig  3 days back

                                                          I don't want to be mean but I agree with the negative comments, the ignorance this video is overwhelming

                                                          • Shunt Harvey Ricafort
                                                            Shunt Harvey Ricafort  3 days back

                                                            I Hear the wailing cries of the mechanics and the motorheads out there.

                                                            • Jackson Rust
                                                              Jackson Rust  3 days back

                                                              “I wonder what there’s oil for?” Hmmm mAyBE tHE geARboX

                                                              • Jackson Rust
                                                                Jackson Rust  3 days back

                                                                Motor huh?? Didn’t even get to see the “motor” this was simply the gearbox!!

                                                                • Chris the gamer Delima
                                                                  Chris the gamer Delima  1 days back

                                                                  @Jackson Rust assuming i read your comment right,yeah, exactly that.

                                                                • Jackson Rust
                                                                  Jackson Rust  1 days back

                                                                  Your pretty sure or sure? How does it transfer energy? Electric rechargeable motor with one gear? Yeah right man.

                                                                • Chris the gamer Delima
                                                                  Chris the gamer Delima  1 days back

                                                                  um, i dont know how to tell you this,but uhh, Im pretty sure teslas dont have gearboxes.

                                                              • Roberto Fong
                                                                Roberto Fong  3 days back

                                                                For what I know from engineering classes I've got, if it is electric it's a motor, not an engine. So sad to watch people destroy such a great piece of electronic engineering, I think they don't understand how hard is to develop those electronics pcb

                                                                • Manroshan Singh
                                                                  Manroshan Singh  3 days back

                                                                  That Porsche though!

                                                                  • Marina
                                                                    Marina  3 days back

                                                                    Still pathetic. AVE should have taken that apart. You guys have 6+ million sheep congrats

                                                                    • Shitindawoods Bear
                                                                      Shitindawoods Bear  3 days back

                                                                      After reading the negative comments first...I gotta watch this now!

                                                                      • Mr Nobody
                                                                        Mr Nobody  3 days back

                                                                        It’s not an engine, it’s a motor.

                                                                        • The Refs
                                                                          The Refs  3 days back

                                                                          real car enthusiast enjoys to modify , fix, tune their car.

                                                                          • Abdou Michael
                                                                            Abdou Michael  3 days back

                                                                            this guy sounds so superficial

                                                                            • Tom Maika
                                                                              Tom Maika  3 days back

                                                                              "..you know...the lack of humility being displayed here before nature (electrical engineers) staggers me. Things are a lot worse. Don't you see the danger, inherent in what you are doing here (in the chop shop) ...?
                                                                              Your scientists (mechanics) were so preoccupied with whether they could (open a Tesla Motor), they didn't stop to think if they should... Genetic (electric car) power is the most awesome force the planet's (the turnpike) ever seen, but you wield it like a kid that's found his dad's gun (1953 flat head Ford motor)." Jurassic Park 1993

                                                                              • Fabio Cavaliere
                                                                                Fabio Cavaliere  3 days back

                                                                                The amount of sheer ignorance of this video makes me cry.

                                                                                • Manie de Bruin
                                                                                  Manie de Bruin  3 days back

                                                                                  I love transistors !

                                                                                  • Pandu Ranga
                                                                                    Pandu Ranga  3 days back

                                                                                    Where Elon got the engineering

                                                                                    • S Gillette
                                                                                      S Gillette  3 days back


                                                                                      • Hemi Power
                                                                                        Hemi Power  4 days back

                                                                                        Back slapping Apple boys, or what, did a iPhone or iPad come flying your way 😎

                                                                                        • Legion32 Gaming
                                                                                          Legion32 Gaming  4 days back

                                                                                          The tape is heat tape

                                                                                          • Bob Eden
                                                                                            Bob Eden  4 days back

                                                                                            A real mechanic would have dismantled that motor without breaking anything. This guy is just a moronic butcher!