Roadster

Model S owner needs advice.

edited January 2014 in Roadster
First I want to thank all you early adopters for helping to make it possible to order a Model S! In your best estimation, how much has your battery lost its ability to keep its range over a long period of time? The current warranty is 8 years for an S model. Will one need a new battery at this point?

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  • edited November -1
    I can offer just one data point from my personal experience. My Roadster is 5 years old, and retains 95.9% of its original range.

    There are a number of data points in this Roadster Battery Survey at Plug In America: http://www.pluginamerica.org/surveys/batteries/tesla-roadster/vehicles.php?order=built

    Bottom line: nobody can be 100% certain, but it looks like you can expect to have most of the original range remaining after 8 years.
  • edited November -1
    The ICE manufactures offer a five year warranty do you need a new engine after five years???
  • edited November -1
    At 70% an 85kWh battery is equivalent to a new 60 kWh. But degrading slower than a new one.
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