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Which battery are you getting?

Which battery are you getting?

Now that pricing is out which battery are you getting? Look at above post and add a number to it if it exist or put a 1.

300 - 1

David70 | 2 janvier 2012

300, because even though not done frequently, there will be at least 6 days a year where I want to travel at least 600 miles. Of course, battery longevity is another important issue.

foto | 3 janvier 2012

Sig-4
300-13
230-8
160-6

toto_48313 | 3 janvier 2012

Sig-4
300-14
230-8
160-6

CurrieG | 3 janvier 2012

Sig-4
300-14
230-8
160-6

Definately the 300 for better performance, range (security) and enhanced Winter performance due to heating loads and cold weather effects in Canada (Canada Model S Res #252, Dec. 31/11)

impatient | 3 janvier 2012

Sig-4
300-14
230-8
160-7

I had always planned on the 160 since my commute is 4 miles each way. I'd love to have the 300 with the performance option. I am betting on better cheaper batteries in the future.

If you want your battery to last a long time, you are much better off with the higher capacity. If you drive 80 miles each day, and get the 160 range, you are using half the capacity of the battery. Assuming that you get 1000 charge cycles, then you could hope for 2000 days of use. If you double capacity of the batteries, you get more than double the number of cycles since the batteries are stressed a lot less.

I do not know the actual numbers for the batteries that Tesla is using.

Also, I wonder if it would be possible to rent a 300 mile battery for long trips, then switch back to the 160 for every day use.

ddruz | 3 janvier 2012

Sig-4
300-14
230-8
160-8

Sudre_ | 4 janvier 2012

Sig-4
300-14
230-9
160-8

I am going with the 230 most likely.
The 300 mile battery will still require me to stop for lunch and top off.
The 230 mile battery will get me to those same locations if I stop for lunch and top off.
Why spend the extra money for the same destination.

I won't be taking the car on any one way trips that are over 300ish miles, 600 round trip over two days.

Robert.Boston | 4 janvier 2012

@Sudre: that matched my thinking until I realized that I do a 180-mile trip fairly regularly. The 230 battery, with a few years of degradation (~80%) charged at Normal mode (80%) only give about 147 miles. I didn't want to use Range mode 2 or 4 times a week, nor to have to stop to charge (at a non-existent charger), so I'm going with the 85kWh pack.

gagliardilou | 4 janvier 2012

I agree Robert. The 230 pack is more than enough for my needs but for degradation purposes, resale value(although goal is to keep the car till earth no longer exist) and hopefully for length of pack life, I am getting the 300 pack.

stephen.kamichik | 4 janvier 2012

They say the earth will end on Dec.21, 2012. Of course these Doomsdayers are full of it.

MTriantafelow | 4 janvier 2012

Probably the 160. As much as I want more range than that, every time I crunch the numbers they say I don't need it.

gagliardilou | 5 janvier 2012

@stephen.kamichi

They are full of it. What I don't get is how much exposure these people get on tv. Anything for a story I guess. Truth is, I am a believer and the bible says no one knows when the earth will end except God the Father.

Brian H | 5 janvier 2012

Something to consider longer term: As I just posted on the old Weight/Accel thread, one can reasonably expect the next gen of batteries (3-5 yrs?) to have higher energy density and faster charge/discharge, and hence higher power density. That means better accel.

So the replacement for the 160 in that time frame could result in cheaper, longer-range, much faster performance. Etc. (The same effects apply to all the battery sizes, of course. The overall result will be that EVs' torque/quickness advantage over ICE drives will surge!)

olanmills | 5 janvier 2012

Sig-4
300-14
230-10
160-8

I'm getting 230. I would really like to get 300, but it costs too much for me. I don't even like the thought of spending $10k for the 230, but 160 is too small for me.

Douglas3 | 5 janvier 2012

Sig-5
300-14
230-10
160-8

David den Boer | 5 janvier 2012

Sig-5
300-15
230-10
160-8

xhawk1011 | 5 janvier 2012

160 i think

J King | 27 août 2012

Sig-5
300-16
230-10
160-8

Brad Holt | 27 août 2012

Sig-5
300-17
230-10
160-8

KevinR.co.us | 27 août 2012

Sig-5
300-18
230-10
160-8

DanielR | 27 août 2012

Sig-5
300-18
230-11
160-8

Tradeoff between cost and range. Really hard to go an extra $20k for the 300.

nickjhowe | 27 août 2012

Sig-5
300-19
230-11
160-8

ddruz | 27 août 2012

Since my Jan 3 post, I changed from 160 to 230. Adjusting:

Sig-5
300-19
230-12
160-7

BYT | 28 août 2012

Sig-6
300-20
230-12
160-7

mbcaffe | 28 août 2012

Sig-6
300-20
230-13
160-7

Schlumpf | 28 août 2012

Sig-6
300-20
230-14
160-7

Alex K | 28 août 2012

Sig-6
300-21
230-14
160-7

cerjor | 28 août 2012

Sig-6
300-21
230-15
160-7

RobertMontreal | 28 août 2012

Sig-6
300-21
230-16
160-7

Probably getting a 230...

Wanted to get the Performance, but after seeing the Canadian pricing, I had to change that...

I'm still hoping Tesla can make some kind of deal with the customs authorities, it just doesn't make sense to me.

dtesla | 28 août 2012

Sig-6
300-22
230-16
160-7

olanmills | 29 août 2012

Haha I notice in January I said I'm getting the 230 (60 kWh), but for the past several months I've been dead set on the 85 kWh battery. I forgot that I was so certain about the 60 kWh one before. Who knows, I still might change my mind again, especially if it's not going to affect my delivery date.

skystream3.7 | 29 août 2012

300 P#6997

BYT | 29 août 2012

I was like you olanmills, wanting to go with a smaller battery. Then I thought of the longevity of the battery and more importantly, my hunger to drive spiritedly all the time. I need the bigger battery for the performance bump (and it's required for the performance model) but I also know that because I will never drive below 65 MPH on a highway if traffic doesn't force my hand, that I will need that extra range to really drive the way that I do. I expect my range to be closer to between 200 and 235 miles per charge the way I go at it... ;)

Brian H | 29 août 2012

BYT;
Bragging?
;p

olanmills | 30 août 2012

Yeah for me, I think I will still probably go with the larger battery for the extra freedom and peace of mind, but admittedly, 90% of the time, I'm going to drive < 50 in a day and charge fully every night. My work location now has a charge station too, so if I really was in a pinch, I could charge at work for 8-10 hours too.

So really, 90% of the time, it's not really going to matter how "spiritedly" I drive, regardless of the battery size, but still I think the extra freedom, battery life, and -1 second 0-60 time will be worth it for me, if at the very least, only to avoid the longing of "what if".

Beaker | 30 août 2012

avoid the longing of "what if".
Big reason for me too, especially since I had to sell my 67 Shelby replica to make room for the Model S.

petero | 30 août 2012

Live dangerously. Buy a 40kWh battery AND drive aggressively!

Jewsh | 30 août 2012

We are getting the 85Kwh battery. (300)

petero | 30 août 2012

My apologies for the above joke.

I ordered the 60kWh battery. My reasons are: it will fulfill most of my range needs, give me almost the same acceleration (5.6/5.9 zero to sixty) as a non performance 85, and I can access the supercharging network.

I also own several ICE vehicles.

James13 | 30 août 2012

Add me to your 230mile, 60kWh tally (P1079).

Hard decision, except financially the 85 brings me 21 K (tax included) above my base entry price, from over $49,000 to over $70,000. That's pricey. So I looked at it carefully:
1. I will "need" the range about three times/year, by CURRENT charging standards and availability. Supercharge network and increased availability of charging stations in general may make the 60kWh rarely inconvenient.
2. I added twin chargers to allow for faster at home and away charging (up to 62mi/hour of charging). Twin charger is $2500. I may use it rarely, but it's there if I want it - almost like having extra range, but it costs $8,000 (including tax) less.
3. I will use and enjoy the amazing sound package upgrade, tech package, leather and pano roof everyday I drive the car. That's a better value for my $10K than the bigger battery.
4. 2018: I take the $10K saved now and put it toward that new Tesla 660 mile range, lithium-air, 275kWh battery. :)
5. I'd buy the 85kWh now if I had the cash for it ALL. But it is 70 miles range difference, about one hour or less of charging on those rare times I need it.

Chuck Lusin | 15 janvier 2013

P85 Sig-6
85 300-24
60 230-18
40 160-9

We have two 40's on order.

Counts updated to this point.

cgunias | 15 janvier 2013

P85 Sig-6
85 300-24
60 230-18
40 160- 10

Counts updated to this point.

Superliner | 15 janvier 2013

P85 Sig-6
85 300-24
60 230-19
40 160-10

July10Models | 15 janvier 2013

P85 Sig-6
85 300-25
60 230-18
40 160- 10

I have been waiting for the day I could buy a three hundred mile electric car!

Brian H | 15 janvier 2013

July10;
Did you update cgunias' post or Superliner's?

RedShift | 15 janvier 2013

P85 Sig-6
85 300-25
60 230-20
40 160- 10

larryh | 16 janvier 2013

P85 Sig-6
85 300-25
60 230-20
40 160- 11

djp | 16 janvier 2013

P85 Sig-6
85 300-25
60 230-21
40 160- 11

Amped | 16 janvier 2013

P85 Sig-6
85 300-25
60 230-22
40 160- 11

Bennett R. | 16 janvier 2013

P85 Sig-6
85 300-25
60 230-23
40 160-11

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