There has been much discussion on the Forums about battery swapping and I think it might be useful to take a pole of current owners on the liklihood of using the service (if you are a reservation holder, please do not respond. I want the poll to capture people who have expierence using and charging the car on a regular basis). The poll should be based on Elon's plan as best we know it so far:
- ~$60-80 per swap, more $ if you dont return the battery.
- swapping is only for quick charge, not range extension (ie 60's get 60's and 85's get 85's)
- swapping only at SC stations (not service centers)
With this plan, how often do you think you would use swapping in 1 year. For comparison purposes, also answer the same question for SC use.
B) 1-3 per year
C) 4-10 per year
D) 10-20 per year
E) >20 per year
My answers are zero for swapping and 4-10 for SC.
After we get ~50 or more responses I will tabulate the results. Of course, there are may biases in this type of poll, but I think it will give some rough estimates.
Thanks in advance for participating.
June 25, 2013
OK, here are the results of the Owners Poll to date (this was done in the owners section and I have unrestricted it for all to see).
Battery Swapping Supercharging
A) Zero 50 7
B) 1-3 per year 12 10
C) 4-10 per year 3 24
D) 10-20 per year 0 8
E) >20 per year 0 9
While this survey has some inherent bias (note that I deal will large datasets and statitical analysis in my day job), it does look like that for current owners, only a minority (<~25%) will likely use battery swapping as currently understood. However, based on comments this number would go up if battery swap could also extend range (ie 60 to 85 etc). In contrast, supercharging is very popular and this survey suggests that the vast majority of owners will use supercharging.
Thanks to all for participating. If additional owners want add there input, I will continue to update the data. If a reservation holder or non-owner, please indicate this in your post.