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Battery: Will it be upgradeable in the future?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by igor, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. igor

    igor Member

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    Dumb Question?
    Will there be an option in the future to replace an existing battery with a higher charge battery? I have heard of 120KW in the future.
    What kind of implications does that have?
    Will you be able to upgrade a larger battery into your existing car? Which car, i.e. 60Kw 85KW 85KW perf can take this ?new larger batter? What would the new battery imply regarding speed?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Tesla says "no"...but who knows.
     
  3. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    Hi Igor,

    Here is a quote from the official Tesla forums:
    http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/when-it-comes-time-replace-my-battery-can-i-exchange-it-different-size-battery-pack

    Larry
     
  4. igor

    igor Member

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    Does anyone have an idea on the replacement costs of a new battery?
     
  5. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    Igor this thread should help out
    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/11429-Official-Replacement-Battery-Option
     
  6. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Mod note: Thread titled updated to provide more information on thread discussion. (please folks, try to use informative names)
     

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