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5% energy increase/year ---2013 85kwh vs 2016 60kwh

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Clyde38, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Clyde38

    Clyde38 New Member

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    Hello.
    I have a 2013 85 Model S. I drive 8K mi/yr, but do go on a few trips. Getting ready to order a new model S.
    I want to decide between 60 and 75 batt. pack. The 75 kwh pack is another like 8 or 9K$.
    Is a 2016 60 kwh pack equal to say a 2013 75 kwh pack? If the 2016 packs pack a given percentage more energy, I will just go with the 60 kwh.

    Also, I plan to fly from San Diego to Fremont to pick the car up so I can get a factory tour. Will I have any problems getting home in the smallest battery Tesla offers? Thanks!
     
  2. Camera-Cruiser

    Camera-Cruiser Fully Charged

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    What's your 90% charge on your 85? Mine is at 220 rated miles after 67,000 miles. The MS60 is rated at 218 at 100%, which is really 85% of the battery. So it would probably work. You can always unlock the 75 later if you want.

    Use evtripplanner.com to figure your Fremont to San Diego trip out. It is not a problem for any MS.
     
  3. DrManhattan

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  4. brkaus

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    A 2013 60kWh patch holds the same energy as a 2016 60kWhkWh pack.

    If the title is questioning a 5% improvement a year, that's what has enabled creation of a 100kWh pack.

    The new one might be a bit lighter, might charge a bit faster, but same amount of energy.

    A 2016 "D" model is slightly more effecient and may go farther on the same amount of energy.
     

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