Submitted by adahagam on January 15, 2013
I've just received my invitation to build my Model S but I'm having trouble deciding on which battery pack to get. I originally thought 230 miles was enough but seeing how $10k in savings will be realized I chose the 160 mile one, I'm having second thoughts. Below are some facts:
- Live in downtown Washington DC
- Use the car about 3 days/week at approximately 20 miles roundtrip.
- About 5 times a month, I'll go visit family in the suburbs or have business there. On average, the DC suburbs are 10-20 miles away so assume 50 miles roundtrip.
- I would also like the ability to occasionally make a road to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Richmond, etc. all of which are within 200 miles. Obviously the 160 won't cover NYC but I haven't heard much of charging stations on the East Coast.
Any thoughts/ideas on this from you guys would be much appreciated. Hope you're all enjoying your Model S's as I'm quite excited to get mine soon.