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    Tesla battery cooling explained

    The performance of lithium-ion batteries depends their temperature. They do not perform well when too cold or too hot. That’s why Tesla batteries need to be cooled.

    Tesla uses a patented water-glycol cooling pipe that winds through the battery pack.┬áThe benefit of this approach is that it removes heat from the side of the cells. That’s a larger surface than the tabs – making the cooling system more efficient.


    Jalopnik took a look inside the battery pack of the Tesla Model 3 and explains how the batteries are cooled (starts at 6:30):

    in Charging & Battery