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Any P90DL owners got their 100 kWh battery upgrade yet?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by d.c.palmer, Feb 17, 2017 at 5:56 AM.

  1. d.c.palmer

    d.c.palmer Six years of EV driving

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    When the P100D was announced, Elon promised that:

    "Tesla customers who have ordered a P90D Ludicrous, but not taken delivery, can upgrade to the 100 kWh pack for $10,000..."

    so I'm curious to hear whether any P90DL owners that are eligible, have actually managed to get this upgrade done?

    I'm an eligible owner (ordered months before the announcement; took delivery about a week after the announcement). Before I received the car, i explicitly asked my D.S. about this and he confirmed I was eligible, but said the upgrade would take place "early in the New Year". Now, six months later, I'm still waiting. The latest news - from the Tesla Europe director himself - is that any upgrades (in the UK at least) won't be happening until at least Q3 2017 - that's nearly a year after I bought my car.

    It's not as if the 100 kWh battery packs are in short supply: Tesla's now selling them in non-performance models. So why the delay? - or is it that they're stalling and don't really want us to have the new packs?
     
  2. tfung

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    You can put your name on the waitlist for the upgrade... I put mine on when they announced it, and haven't heard back from them since...
     
  3. tstafford

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    So this is the new version of the P85D Ludicrous upgrade from a year ago. But at $10k rather than $5. Ahh Tesla.
     
  4. d.c.palmer

    d.c.palmer Six years of EV driving

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    Thanks for the responses - I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one still waiting. It's kind of annoying though: I rather suspect Tesla aren't keen to do these battery swaps and might be prevaricating...
     
  5. d.c.palmer

    d.c.palmer Six years of EV driving

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    I guess the P85D -> Ludicrous upgrade did also require a new battery pack, so this is similar - except that we would be getting a bigger battery pack. The thing is, Tesla had to offer us a deal, otherwise many of us would have cancelled our orders at the last minute (and forgone our $2000 deposits) so we could have placed a brand new order for the P100D.

    What's bugging me is that, if we had all cancelled our P90DL orders (and immediately placed new, P100D orders), we'd probably all be driving around in P100Ds now, instead of still waiting with no word on the timeline. (And yes, I was placed on the waiting list on day one.)
     
  6. Reeler

    Reeler 7th Year of Pure EV

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    Tesla is long on promises and short on their fulfillment.
     
  7. tfung

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    maybe send a tweet to Elon and see what he says? haha..
     
  8. Peteybabes

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    if somebody wants a non-P model now, there's an inventory 100D available right now...
     
  9. DHG.

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    Can you post the link? I am unable to locate it
     

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