While this may be 11 days early, I figured what the hell.
March 15, 2014 my car (S85) was finished being built and 2 weeks later I took delivery here in CT. Instead of waxing on with stories/experiences, I figured I would just list some data points that I have been tracking. Now typically I do a full chargeonce a year, in August, when it's nice and warm, so my current full charge is based on what I am currently getting for a 90 percent charge. When new, my car got 265.
Date / Miles / Full / Loss % / avg kWh
August '15: 32,016 / 262 / 1.1 / 329
August '16: 50,089 / 259 / 2.3 / 326
August '17: 87,951 / 258 / 2.6 / 325
August '18: 120,723 / 256 / 3.3 / 322
March '19: 146,462 / 254 / 4.5 / 322
Number of new features/improvements via OTA updates : 51
Number of times towed: 0
Typical charging habits: 80% in warmer months, 90% in colder months. Often get the battery down to 25/30%.
Supercharge typically 6 times a month.
Now for repairs. I will list these by mileage and I am excluding tire replacements because that is not a "repair". I will say that on average I replace a set of tires about every 36,000 miles.
18,817 - Left rear door handle
23,499 - Chargeport light ring (a couple of segments were out)
28,221 - Front passenger handle touch sensor
38,834 - DU (milling noise)
48,985 - Chargeport (stopped latching)
Out of warranty:
69,460 - Onboard charger (kept kicking amperage down to 30amp) Also driver's handle touch sensor
72,333 - Rear right handle press. sensor and rear integral links (similar to sway bar links)
83,615 - Axles lubed (clicking noise) Replaced headlight bulbs.
91,124 - TPMS sensors
107,988 - 12v battery, right rear pass. door window regulator/motor, front suspension bushings
122,001 - Left parking brake caliper
130,264 - Front pass. handle gear replaced.
What I would like people to notice is that amongst this list of repairs that only 4 are because it is an EV. I somewhat don't consider the DU replacement as a broken/failed part, because it was a nuisance noise. They came up with an improved design using ceramic bearings. Also the chargeport light ring replacement did not affect the car's ability to drive or charge. The light ring is more a of a courtesy item.
Either way my point here is that when people ask you how reliable has your car been, what they are really asking is how reliable is the EV part of the car. Well, over the course of 146,462 miles, only 4 things have been repaired/replaced.