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Confirm raven by VIN?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by CHSleafer, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. CHSleafer

    CHSleafer Member

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    Just ordered an inventory, new Model S. The chat support said it was a raven car, but I want to be sure. Is there a way I can confirm with the VIN?
     
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    VINs near the switch-over could be either; there is not hard cut-off VIN for any of these things (e.g., raven, refresh, HW3, AP2, etc) because VINs are not assigned in assembly line order. I can tell you that my VIN 3312xx has Raven tech, and not a super early one (it was delivered in the midwest in mid-June) so maybe that data point will help you. When you look at the car you can check the naming and the suspension setting to confirm Raven tech.
     
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    P.S. Date of manufacture would tell you more about what a car has than VIN. Although since VIN is apparently more accessible, it would be nice to have a general range of the black/gray/white zone (if before X, does not have Y, and if after Z should have Y) but I assume this would need to be crowd-sourced information, and would therefore have errors.
     
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    Thank you! I’m going to try to get a picture of the door sticker to eliminate all doubt. I’ve heard everything after April is Raven.
     
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    Raven battery packs are revision ‘E’ the seventh letter of your vin denoted the battery pack, for example mine is 5YJSB7E.... but I will still be checking the suspension when I pick it up.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    FYI - In VIN, 7th letter = E stands for ELECTRIC, not battery revision version E.
     
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    Thanks for pointing out my mistake, apart for seeing the car is their any why of checking ?
     
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    This may help, but others will need to chime in & confirm.

    I think Raven cars have a rated range of 370 miles; whereas the older ones had 335 miles. (Assuming you are getting a 100D). If so, ask the sales rep, to take pix of the dash that shows both the percentage & the miles. Extrapolating those numbers will point you if you are getting a Raven or not.

    IMHO, the VIN does not necessarily show you if its Raven or not, especially if the build date was around the April to June timeline.

    Good luck.
     
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  10. AdamHut

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    Thanks, I was told it was a late May build, so will be a Raven, but this is all I have with regards to the car.
     

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    Sorry I mean late July build
     
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    IDK ... It shows the rated miles as 365!!! For a performance. If so, that is awesome. It was my understanding, that P cars had a 345 mile range. Non P raven cars range was 370 miles. And all Raven cars had a 100kwh battery. So ... IDK.

    Somebody else can shed more light on this.
     
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    Well - they are claiming 365 mile range so it has to be a raven.
     
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    Brilliant thanks, just can’t wait to get it and achieve 220 miles out of me 365 mile range ;)
     
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