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Model S Motors Count

This is our current count of motors and solenoids used in the Model S and X. See the lower chart for differences in the Model X.

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) motors are based on our review of a recent Tesla Motors patent filing, but the actual implementation may differ.

Name Area Notes Sets Motors Sub-total
ABS Front 1 1 1
AC Propulsion Rear & Front Optional front 1 2 2
Air Shock Leveling All Optional 1 1 1
Battery Dehumidifier Fan Center 1 1 1
Charging Port Connector Lock Rear Solenoid 1 1 1
Charging Port Closer Rear Newer cars 1 1 1
Display/Electronics Cooling Fan Internal 2 1 2 2
Door Handle Extension Side 4 1 4
Door Lock/Release Side Solenoid? 4 1 4
Electric Brakes (new cars) Front 1 1 1
Electric Parking Brakes Rear 2 1 2
Frunk Release Front Solenoid? 1 1 1
Glove Box Release Interior Solenoid? 1 1 1
Headlight High-Beam Shutter Front 2 1 2
HVAC Air Recirculation Flap Front 1 1 1
HVAC Compressor Front 400 VDC 1 1 1
HVAC Fluid Pumps Front 2 1 2
HVAC Interior Fan Front 1 1 1
HVAC Radiator Fan Front 1 1 1
HVAC Radiator Flaps Front 2 1 1
HVAC Secondary Fan Front 1 1 1
Left/Right/Defrost Airflow Diverter Front 1 1 1
Rear Lift Gate Rear Optional 1 1 1
Rear Lift Gate Release Rear Solenoid? 1 1 1
Seat Adjustment, 12-Way Center 2 6 12
Side Mirror Adjustment Side 2 2 4
Side Mirror Folding Side 2 1 2
Steering Assist Front 1 1 1
Sunroof Top Optional 1 2 2
Windows Side 4 1 4
Windshield Washer Sprayer Front 1 1 1
Wiper Front 1 1 1
Total Motors 62

Motors for the Model X (differences from the S)

Name Area Notes Sets Motors Sub-total
Door handle Extension Side  Not on X -4 1 -4
Falcon Wing Doors Side 2 2 4
Front Doors Side Optional 2 1 2
Second Row Seats Center  3 seats 3 2 6
Total X Motors 70

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