Tesla Research

After purchasing the Tesla Model S Drive Unit from EV West, this is essentially a salvaged drive unit made into a kit with a controller from EV controls, it seems there is some work to make this "ready to run" unit working.

EV Controls user Guide

EVTV research

Tesla Drive Unit - Inside the Inverter | Hacking Tesla Model S | Capturing CAN data from the Tesla Model S Powertrain bus | Tesla Model S Full subclip Drive Unit delivered with full controls | Tesla Drive Unit update | Tesla Drive Train test bench update. SavvyCAN tutorial. | Tesla Model S Drive Unit production test bench and first shipment | Tesla Drive Train for 63 Impala | Model S Drive Train | Tesla Drive Unit - Inside the Inverter | Hacking the Tesla Drive Train | Tesla Model S Drive Unit HACKED | Tesla Drive Train Hacked

Others research

The Tesla Project : 15,000 RPM | The Tesla Project : IGBT Driver | Tesla Inverter Teardown | The Tesla Project : It Lives | The Tesla Project : Logic Board V2 | The Tesla Project : Rear Drive Unit Back Together | The Tesla Project : Just Crusin | The Tesla Project : Thermal Velocity - Damien Maguire

Wiring up the Harness



Now showing CanBus signals coming from a working inverter

Motor Position Encoder

1002722-00-C - SENSOR ENCODER


RPM shows a value when the shaft is spun by hand after connecting sensor showing it working

Accelerator Pedal (APP Sensor)

Now showing accelerator position after connecting to inverter

NOTE: This did not work as the supplied diagram is wrong

This one is correct for the supplied pedal:


Brake is showing as working (red dot on the right), and we can now select "D" drive (as well as other modes).