Submitted by kgdg on Thu, 2013-01-17 11:28
I thought I'd search for this, but there doesn't seem to be Search function?
Question is and I think the answer is no, but wanted to confirm, can I order the 40 or 60 option now and then in 8 years, when the battery costs are low, swap it out for the larger battery?
I am not finding any battery sizing (physical dimensions) of each battery to see if this is even viable from a size perspective?
If it is just densely packed with greater cells, but the same physical dimensions, i guess it would be theoretically possible, but would the other electronics be fine and would Tesla allow it?
Also, is it likely that with the advances in battery tech=reduction in costs (read somewhere about 8% cheaper every year), that Tesla would drop the prices of battery replacement at say, the 8 year mark from the current $8k replacement cost for 40Kwh (and $10k for 60, $12K for 80) or are these replacement prices already factoring in this 8%?
Thanks in advance,