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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

    Sep 16, 2016
    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

    Dec 4, 2015
    Fullerton, CA
    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 to figure your Fremont to San Diego trip out. It is not a problem for any MS.
  3. DrManhattan

    DrManhattan Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    Los Angeles
  4. brkaus

    brkaus Active Member

    Jul 8, 2014
    Austin, TX
    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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