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  • The exact Tesla battery pack weight varies according to the model.
  • The Tesla Model 3 has the lightest battery pack at around 1,060 pounds (lbs), while the Tesla Model Y has the heaviest batteries at 1,700 lbs.
  • Most EV batteries weigh roughly 1,000 lbs, and the heavier ones are almost 2,000 lbs.
  • The Hummer EV has the heaviest battery pack at 2,923 lbs, while the Toyota Prius hybrid EV’s battery pack weighs 118 lbs.

Car batteries have been an indispensable part of a car since the 1920s. They provide electrical power to various automotive systems, such as the electric starter that cranks up the engine when you start your car. An electric vehicle (EV) relies on its batteries even more since the motors that rotate its wheels run on electricity and require a lot of power. While hybrid EVs can switch to their internal combustion engine when their battery charge runs out, pure EVs rely exclusively on battery power.

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How much does a Tesla battery weigh? And how does it compare to the battery packs of other popular EV car brands and models?

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The exact Tesla battery pack weight varies according to the model, but the heaviest yet is the Tesla Model Y battery, which weighs in at 1,700 lbs. Image source: Inside EVs

How Heavy Is a Tesla Battery?

The exact Tesla battery pack weight varies according to the model. Some Tesla models have versions with lighter batteries, reducing their cost in exchange for shorter ranges and lower performance.

The Model 3 is the company’s compact car. First revealed in 2017, the Tesla Model 3 battery weight is around 1,060 pounds (lbs).

Next is Tesla’s mid-size luxury crossover SUV offering: the Model X. It debuted in 2015, making it older than the Model 3. The Tesla Model X battery weight is 1,183 pounds.

Then you have the Model S, a luxury sedan serving as Tesla’s flagship vehicle. Initially introduced in 2012 and constantly updated, the Tesla Model S battery weight is around 1,200 lbs.

Last but not least is the newer compact crossover, the Model Y. The newest of the four Tesla models, it incorporates a hefty battery pack. Tesla Model Y battery weight is the heaviest at 1,700 lbs.

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For comparison, the typical car battery in a vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine weighs between 25 to 50 lbs. 30- or 40-pound lb types are also common.

How Much Does the Average EV Battery Weigh?

Tesla battery packs are considered cutting-edge. However, other automotive and battery manufacturers also produce competitive EVs and batteries.

Most EV batteries weigh roughly 1,000 lbs. The heavier ones are almost 2,000 lbs. Here are the average weights of the batteries in some popular EVs:

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Most EV batteries weigh roughly 1,000 lbs, but the heaviest battery goes to the Hummer EV’s Ultium battery pack, which tips the scales at 2,923 lbs.

Hummer EV Battery Weight

The title of heaviest battery goes to the Hummer EV’s Ultium battery pack, which tips the scales at 2,923 lbs. To give you an idea of how heavy that is, the Hummer EV battery pack outweighs the Chevrolet Spark offered by GM.

Toyota Prius Battery Weight

The Toyota Prius is one of the most popular hybrid EVs. Hybrids have smaller, lighter battery packs than pure EVs since their internal combustion engine can charge them as long as there is fuel to burn.

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The average weight of a Toyota Prius battery is 118 lbs.

Nissan Leaf Battery Weight

Nissan has been refining its Leaf battery EV since the compact hatchback first showed up in 2010. The typical Nissan Leaf battery weighs around 668 lbs, give or take a few depending on the generation, model year, and design. This weight includes the protective housing that encloses the battery cells.

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