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60 to 75 upgrade??

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Morristhecat, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Morristhecat

    Morristhecat Member

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    Perhaps I am reading too much into this, but with the new 60 model released today, in the options for range upgrade it says "Available as an option on all 60 kWh battery equipped cars, this upgrade increases range by about 10%." "Enable after delivery for $11,900." (Can$)

    Does this mean even older 60's can do the upgrade for this price? Surely not??? Thoughts???

     
  2. No, only current 60kWh cars that are already built with the 75kwh battery that can be software unlocked.
     
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    No it does not mean that.
     
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    This makes me wonder if the CPO cars they are getting in if they are doing a retrofit/rebuild on the battery pack to enable the upgrade down the road . Seems like it would be cost effective to do and sometime in the future new owner can pay to flip the switch.
     
  5. Morristhecat

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    The obvious answer is no, especially in the context of where the note is, so we assume & expect it is a software upgrade. But $11,300 is a lot of money left on the table for a software upgrade that Tesla may never recover. Is it possible this is actually a hardware upgrade with trade in value? Some of the older forum members may recall in the early days there were one or two folks who did actual battery pack swap hardware upgrades from 60 to 85 for $18,000US, including the trade value. This is the same ballpark given new battery efficiencies.

    Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Upgrade From 60 kWh To 85 kWh
     

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