Submitted by LukasM on 30. August 2016
2 weeks ago my Roadster S with the new 80 KW battery was delivered to me. The result is simply fantastic. The range is superior to the range of my Tesla Model S P90D. And while the new battery increases the weight of the car by approximately 50 Kg, it handles just as well as before and it seems to have lost no oomph, on the contrary. The money spent - around $30'000 - is substantial, but to hand-build a new battery, to ship and install it has its price. I believe that Tesla does not make any money with this and I find the upgrade worth every penny. Thank you, Elon Musk, for making the effort of upgrading a 5 year old car to a much better version of it!