The Wannkel Engine is a high-performance, low-power electric motor that powers the Tesla Model S. The company says it can deliver about 600 kilowatts (1000 kilowatt hours) of power, which is enough to drive a car at 100km/h (62mph).
When the electric motor is running, it uses the grid of renewable energy produced by the sun and wind to produce power.
That energy is then transferred to the battery pack, which can then recharge, which then gives the Model S its 1,500km (1,500 mile) range.
Tesla’s Wannkels use a “power management algorithm” to deliver the most efficient power to the batteries and it also uses a proprietary, highly efficient fuel cell technology to provide the maximum range of the vehicle.
The electric motors use a large amount of energy in the form of kinetic energy to drive the car.
It is a huge leap forward for the technology, which has already been tested and validated by the Australian Government, and now it’s being trialled in Queensland.
“The Wannkels can be driven from 0 to 100kmph in 1.5 minutes,” Tesla explained.
“They deliver a range of up to 1,000km on a single charge.
The system is extremely efficient, using less than 0.2% of the electricity consumed in the grid.”
It’s also the first Tesla vehicle that can drive from the road to the parking lot without needing to stop to recharge its battery.
It is also the same technology that powers a Tesla Model 3, which was launched in 2021.
While Tesla has previously been touting its new Model 3 as being able to deliver more than 1,200km (620 miles) of range, the company said the Wannle Engine is the fastest charging and discharging vehicle ever built.
The WannaBolt is also currently being trialed in the UK and is due to be introduced in the US this year.
What does it do?
The Tesla Wannower Engine is able to generate enough energy to charge up to six batteries simultaneously, so it can recharge multiple batteries at once.
That means it can provide power to a Tesla car from 0-100kmph, with the system being able charge up as soon as a battery reaches the maximum capacity of the Tesla battery pack.
According to Tesla, the WannaBlow is the first electric vehicle that will drive from a parking lot to the curb.
Its unique design makes it incredibly difficult to hit the brakes, which means that the car can accelerate and slow down by a wide margin, as it does not need to stop.
There are no limits to how fast the vehicle can go, with it able to go from 0kmph to 70kmph (36mph) in just 3.5 seconds.
How fast does it go?
Tesla said it has achieved speeds of up 30kmph on average, which would be a little faster than a Tesla Roadster S. But that does not mean that the Waverow Engine is super fast.
Tesla has said that the vehicle will be capable of achieving speeds up to 90kmph.
In terms of power output, it has been claimed that the battery packs are capable of generating over 2.5kW, which Tesla has stated is more than enough power to drive one-quarter of a million Tesla Model X SUVs.
This would be equivalent to the equivalent of about 2.8 Tesla Roadsters in the hands of a person driving for 20 minutes.
Where does it fit into the broader Tesla Motors portfolio?
In the US, Tesla is currently using a fleet of five Model S cars, which it says are capable “of reaching 80% to 100% of their maximum range.”
That is also impressive, but the range is not as much of a concern for Tesla, which still wants to sell the cars in its home market.
On the other hand, the Model 3 is expected to sell around 500,000 vehicles this year, which could lead to a surge in demand for the WANNELS.
Why is this a big deal?
A large part of Tesla’s strategy is to push electric vehicles onto the road, but it’s not just the Tesla cars that are being targeted.
We’re not going to stop with electric cars, the carmaker is also targeting the “mass market” of the car that people will actually want to buy.
If the WAWL is successful, it could also be the first step towards the mass market becoming a reality.
For now, the cars have yet to hit production, but Tesla said it would “be announcing more Wannels at the end of the year.”
Are there any drawbacks?
There is one big issue, as the WABL has to be installed on a lot of cars, but there