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Tesla Drive Units



Input voltage (traction power)240-404V DC (Limits configurable)
Input voltage (logic)10.5-16V DC
Input current (logic)< 5A (max) (10A fuse suggested)
Input current (HV, peak)650A DC
Input power (peak)220 kW (294 HP)*
Power to weight (peak)1.515 HP per lb*
Motor speed (max)18,000 RPM
Torque (peak output)330 Nm (~243 ft/lb)
Torque (regenerative braking, peak)115 Nm
Output power (regenerative braking, peak)45 kW
Output current (regenerative braking, peak)140A
Input power (continuous)30 kW (approximate)
Input power (15 minute)75 kW (approximate)
TransmissionSingle speed, 9.34:1, open differential
System efficiency (average)Approximately 92%
CoolingLiquid cooled, 5/8" ID barbs (Flow required during operation. Requires two connection sets.)
Max coolant temp85C / 185F
Max coolant pressure19 psi (130 kPa)
Min coolant pressure5 psi (35 kPa)
Soft gearsForward, Neutral, Reverse (No mechanical gear changes. Reverse is achieved by reversing the motor's direction. Neutral achieved by cutting power to the stator.)
Motor type3-phase AC induction
Torque control6-wire dual hall-effect throttle input OR digital control via CAN.
All torque command via the 057 Technology Drive Unit Controller.
Dry weight205 lbs (93 kg)
* Input power can be configured up to this value. Input power is highly dependent on the voltage of the power source and may vary greatly depending on the type of power source/battery used. Generally, a fully charged battery pack with a low internal resistance (high C discharge capable) or a high-power bench power supply is required to reach peak values. Input power is not mechanical output power.


$6,999 + shipping


We generally have this Tesla Drive Unit package in stock and paired with a 057 Technology Controller. Most orders are ready for immediate shipment once processed.

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Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.


Main Component

The Small Front Tesla Drive Unit package is one of the most inquired about products we have. It is very similar to the small rear drive unit, with the same motor and inverter in a slightly different package. This drive unit still manages to perform extremely well with a relatively high peak power to weight ratio.

A unique feature of this drive unit is that it does not accept direct torque input command from an accelerator pedal like the other variants of the Tesla drive units. Instead, the 057 Technology Drive Unit Controller reads the accelerator position and converts this to a torque command digitally. This also opens up the ability to control the drive unit digitally through the 057 Technology Controller if your application requires such control.

All Tesla Drive Unit packages offered here are complete systems that include a three phase AC Induction Motor, a High Voltage DC to AC Inverter, and a Differential—all in a single package. They are recycled from Tesla vehicles that have been involved in collisions where the vehicle has been sold at auction as a total loss. Once acquired, they are then refurbished, reprogrammed, and fully tested in-house.

057 Technology's Drive Unit Controller

057 Technology has developed proprietary control systems for all variants of the Tesla Drive Units. This controller is included with all Tesla Drive Unit packages purchased from us and is not sold separately. We do not sell controllers for use with Tesla drive units acquired by third parties.

057 Technology's Drive Unit control system has been designed and built from the ground up using high quality automotive grade components. It is not based on low quality or hobbyist hardware (such as the Ardunio) that is in no way suitable for use in a safety-critical system in an automotive environment. When performance is critical, you need a well validated design that is right for the job. No corners are cut when it comes to hardware from 057 Technology. Every Drive Unit controller is fully tested in-house to ensure it meets all specifications so that you can trust that our systems will perform appropriately and safely.

We have put in the time and research needed to ensure that Drive Unit packages from us will perform as well or better than they would have in their original vehicle. We have full control over all variants of the Tesla Drive Unit. We are also not limited by the Drive Unit's build date or software version in any way. Additionally, full features are available—including cruise control capability. No safety or performance compromises have been made with our design. We have kept our products in development for a long time to be sure we were satisfied that everything functioned perfectly and safely. As a result, with our products, you get the full functionality you deserve from these amazing devices.

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Included Parts

(1) Small Tesla Drive Unit - FRONT (refurbished)
(1) 057 Technology Drive Unit Controller
(1) Accelerator Pedal (Dual hall-effect)
(1) Basic low-voltage wiring (controller, motor, pedal, etc)
(1) High-voltage wires with connections for drive unit
(1) Instructions, pinouts, protocols for controller, etc


The Tesla Drive Unit itself is a recycled and refurbished component. This component is thoroughly tested prior to shipping to ensure quality. However, as these are recycled units, we only provides a basic warranty against DoA (dead-on-arrival) for the drive unit itself, which excludes any shipping or handling related damage.

057 Technology's Drive Unit Controller is warrantied for a period of one year against failure that is not the result of improper usage, physical damage, etc. Warranty replacements will be at our sole discretion upon return and inspection of the controller.

No refunds or returns are accepted for this product. Orders may only be canceled prior to shipment.

Shipping can be arranged by to nearly anywhere in the world. Shipping and handling costs separate. Alternatively, the buyer may pick up the product from our facility in Hickory, NC, USA or arrange for pick up by a carrier on their own. We are not responsible for any damage incurred after the product leaves our facilities. The buyer may purchase insurance on the shipment from the shipper at their discretion.

Parts shown are used/recycled components unless otherwise specified.
Unless otherwise specified, used parts are non-returnable and non-refundable.
Parts are sold without as-is without any warranty or guarantees. Be sure you are ordering the correct part for your application.