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Battery Replacement Option

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by irvineboy, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. irvineboy

    irvineboy Member

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    I have a neighbor who purchased a base model S. He told me there will eventually be a battery replacement option so he could technically upgrade his 70 to a 90D or P by switching out the battery. I have never heard of this. Anyone know if it is true?
     
  2. wesley888

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    I've never seen any news regarding battery upgrade. I know for sure you can't switch to a P model since the motors and the wire are different as well. You can't just switch it out.
     
  3. Boourns

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    Elon has indicated that battery upgrade would be possible in the distant future, but there are no specific plans revealed that I know of. Also, to go from a non-P to a P would also require swapping out the rear motor and other components.
     
  4. Kenx008

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    Your neighbor may be mistaken for being able to upgrade a 60 to 75. The 70 and 90 have different motors so a simple battery replacement won't get you the same performance.
     
  5. brkaus

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    It has been mentioned as future possibility. It was also mentioned that it wouldn't be financially reasonable to upgrade in "small steps". It would be too expensive to upgrade annually. I think the price was $20k to upgrade a 60->90 and you had to turn in the old battery.
     
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    It was $20K to go from P90DL to P100D. I got the email from Tesla. P90D without the L was not sent the letter...

    Greg
     
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    I wonder if this holds true. If it is might worth keep my lease than buy a cpo 85d
     
  8. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Your neighbor may "eventually" be correct but Tesla has not made any such statement. So as of now, it is not true.

    I am confident that Tesla will never offer its customers the ability to change a non-Performance model to a Performance model, or change a single motor Tesla to a Dual Motor. But someday it may be possible to buy a new replacement battery that has more capacity than the battery that the car was first sold with.
     
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    Changing a single motor to a dual motor would require both motors to be swapped since aren't dual motor vehicles two smaller motors vs one big motor in the regular RWD version?
     

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