AAH #653 – The Tesla Revolution: Legacy OEMs Under Enormous Pressure to Change

June 22nd, 2023 at 2:57pm

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Mathew Vachaparampil, CEO, Caresoft Global
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3 Comments to “AAH #653 – The Tesla Revolution: Legacy OEMs Under Enormous Pressure to Change”

  1. Ron Says:

    Excellent insight starting at the top being excited about change and a technological person. Thanks

  2. George Ricci Says:

    The body in white decision talked about the savings in weight and cost with mega castings and structural battery pack. I think we will see other OEMs moving to the mega castings, but there are several problems with the structural battery pack that where not talked about. In a vehicle accident the probability that the
    structural battery pack will have some sort of damage increases greatly. If there is any damage at all the insurance company will condemn the pack. With the pack costing 1/3 to 1/2 of the value of the vehicle plus the body damage, the vehicle is totaled. Which in turn will cause insurance premiums to increase.

    The second big problem with the structural battery packs is that you cannot take them apart and harvest battery submodules and electric boards/components for rebuilding other battery packs. The only thing you can do is recycle it by grinding it up in small pieces and using different processes to reclaim the raw materials.

  3. Dave Says:

    Mathew Vachaparampil is totally not understandable. I can catch evert every third word, at best.