Submitted by adias.angel on Fri, 2016-06-03 09:49
Looking at Model 3 Tracker's data, almost 70% of people are looking to upgrade to the larger battery packs. Based on the Model S, the larger battery packs only provide an additional 19% or 54 miles increased range for a 20% or $13k increase in cost over the 70D base battery price. If I apply similar percentages to the Model 3 base (not really scientific but a ballpark guess), $7k cost would net me 40 additional miles. For the few times a year we would drive longer than 215 miles in a stretch between returning home/work to charge, it doesn't seem like a good value for the dollar.
With 70% of people looking to upgrade, I know I must be missing something very obvious. If you are looking to get the bigger battery pack, what is your reasoning for it being a good dollar value? Also is cold weather driving part of the concern? TIA for helping a girl not miss out!