(smash) (people cheering) – Welcome back to What’s Inside? I’m Lincoln, this is Dan, and today we’re gonna see what’s inside a Tesla Model S battery. – This is our car that, sadly, we are getting rid of tomorrow. We bought this guy off of-
– Ebaaay! – Underneath your Tesla car
it has 15 of these cells. That’s where a lot of the
weight comes from on the Tesla. We did cut open an actual
engine from a Jeep recently. Yes! But for this, it’s basically a battery and then you have the drivetrain that’s built into the tires. They really wrapped that
well in that plastic. I have a friend, I have a neighbor, he drives only Nissan Leafs, he has solar panels on his house, this guy knows a lot about batteries. – John has a website
called johnsavesenergy, teaches you lots of really cool tips, how to build your own car. You wanna build your own electric car? He’s done it. Not once, but twice. Here’s our battery.
– Wow. That is a thing of beauty. 21.5 volts. I think a fully charged one
should be about 24 to 26 volts. – A few things that we’ve determined is that this right here,
this is the actual battery, and it has around 450 is what we determined are inside of this without taking off the top layer. This is very well-protected. It has plastic that is glued on, it has the metal tray on the top. It’s not like there’s a couple of screws that you undo and you get into this thing. But right here, what we assume this is, the actual coolant right here. – It’s amazing that even just one module has a computer on it. So it’s just taking all these
measurements all the time. – Here’s the deal: You have all these batteries
that are underneath your car, if you’re lookin’ to
buy an electric vehicle that might scare you
a little bit to think, “What if a metal bar
is bouncing on the road “and it comes up and
punctures your battery?” – Well what if you did
that to your gas tank? It would go boom! – Yes. If it happened to a gas
tank and there was a spark that would happen too. – That’s what’s mostly startling to me, is like 250,000 cars burn
to the ground every year. – 250,000? – Yes, in the United States. And no one’s startled. – I’ve got an idea that
involves a metal-tipped arrow and the Tesla battery. I wanna see if we can shoot it
and hit one of the batteries. We’ve already determined that
there’s some power in here, there’s some juice in here. So I would expect some type of fire, but what happens when you
puncture a battery pack with 450 batteries at 21.5 volts? – So here’s the setup. We have a Tesla battery on top of this, arrow block? I don’t really know what to call it. And then we have the safe
door from the bank video. – That’s solid.
(knocking) That’s solid. So the idea is we take the arrow and we try to shoot it right
in between here or here. There’s a lot of things
that could go wrong here. I’m gonna be honest. But the goal is we hit the batteries, it goes through and
punctures a few of ’em- – It goes kaboom! – And hopefully there’s some kaboom. Don’t try this at home. (dramatic music) (clank) – Ohh!
– Whoooa! What happened? Ohh, it went right through there. It went through, oh, is there heat comin’ off this? I’m not feeling any heat. We clearly have punctured it. Oh man. It ate the tip. Oh look, there’s some black
stuff went down there. Not what I expected. I expected a kaboom. (elevator muzak) (smash) (slow-mo smash) Ohh! – [Lincoln] Do you hear that sizzling? – It’s still sizzling. It’s smoking. But I really feel like
it needs one more drop, so I’m gonna take the chance of running in my house up the stairs out London’s room, to throw it back off the roof again and hopefully it doesn’t explode
on my trip through there. This is sketchy. (dramatic music) (smash) Ohh ha ha!
– Whooaa! (slo-mo smash) – Batteries everywhere! It just came down, just smashed, and poom! – Here’s your coolant rack right here. If I pull on this it should
just drop the batteries out. (cracking) What I think is cool is how the coolant is weaved
in between every one of them. So it’s getting both sides, but
it’s just metal and plastic. I mean, this metal, look at that, it can come off, it’s pretty thin. (ripping) See that? There’s a layer of that metal. It’s pretty light. (clanking) There’s some battery acid
comin’ out of it right there. It’s probably super hot right now. Kudos to Tesla for making a battery that really doesn’t
explode all that easily. We gave it multiple times, with a hatchet, with a bow and arrow. That was fun. And batteries are dangerous, don’t mess around with
batteries like we do. We had some people helping supervise this. You may not see it, but they’re behind you right now. – Two people.
– Watching. We are going to take
these to a battery store, they know how to properly
dispose of these. We’re getting rid of our Tesla, and we’re getting rid of
these Tesla batteries. That was a nice way to send it out. – So go and watch our family channel, then we can explain why we’re
getting rid of our Tesla. – Yeah. – Yeah. – For sure.
– Yeah. – That’s it.
– Yeah. – Goodbye.
– Goodbye. – Yep.