Submitted by djharrington on July 7, 2018
I’m posting this here instead of the S forum since there are likely more new folks contemplating an EV purchase.
In 2015, way wife and I drove our neighbor’s P85. We fell in love and we both immediately sold on getting one. We configured later that week, then flew to Vegas to look at the car colors in person (glad we did because we totally changed our config). While we waited 1.5 or two months for the car to be ready, my wife was affected by FUD at several times ... mostly related to battery longevity. I had to convince her several times that it’s be ok: either the battery would be great or Tesla would take care of it. Once we had the car, she loved it so much, she never thought about it again.
Fast forward to yesterday (almost 3 years and over 30,00mi later). I haven’t charged to 100% in probably a year or more (although I knew this was likely the case by extrapolating from our usual 80% charge). I decided to charge to 100% for fun before a date night to Santa Fe for our anniversary. 270 miles. That’s the same specification as it was when we bought it (85D). I’m just in awe at the efficacy of the Tesla BMS!
Have no fear. Take the leap!