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Did you upgrade 60 ->75?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by steveho, Mar 20, 2017.

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Has anyone upgraded 60 -> 75?

  1. 60 upgraded to 75

    18 vote(s)
    23.7%
  2. 60 and am happy to keep it a 60

    26 vote(s)
    34.2%
  3. 60 with possible plans to upgrade in the future (at 7k / 9k)

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  4. Will upgrade if cost was less than 5k

    11 vote(s)
    14.5%
  5. Will upgrade if cost was less than 2k

    32 vote(s)
    42.1%
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  1. steveho

    steveho Member

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    Ok, instead of asking if it was worth it to upgrade from 60 to 75, and yet hearing nothing about the upgrade, let's run a poll to see how many upgraded from 60 to 75. I for one, will not upgrade. Even in Minnesota winters, so far the 60 is still enough range (133 miles at 450wh/mi in the medium cold days i.e. -10 to 10, or 120 miles at 500wh/mi at the coldest days).
     
  2. BerTX

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    Wow, you have a different idea of "medium cold" than I do! My medium cold is ~55.
     
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  3. Cstreet

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    I have a 3 year lease, and I am now about 3/4 of a year in. If they did a pro-rated purchase for the remainder of the lease term say $2500 I would go for it but otherwise its not interesting at all for the lease people.
     
  4. Deans

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    It makes little sense to upgrade at the current price. How often can you skip stopping at a charging station? 10 times a year? 20 minutes per stop (extra) ? That's 200 minutes per year. 1000 minutes if you own the car for 5 years. That's 16 hours over a 5 year period. At 50% depreciation, that's $3,500 for 16 hours of time. That works out to over $220 per hour, tax free, to sit in your car or stop to pee.

    That's like being paid $975,000 (pre tax) a year to do nothing full time. I'll stick with 60kWh.
     
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  5. Uncle Paul

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    Don't forget that a 60 will not be worth as much at trade in time as a 75.
     
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  6. BerTX

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    Maybe. Not sure there is any proof of that. Tesla just has to flip a virtual switch and it IS a 75.
     
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  7. BerTX

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    I answered that I would not upgrade. Perhaps the better answer would have been that I would upgrade for less than $2000. But it would have to be significantly less...
     
  8. obvnotlupus

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    One thing I've noticed with EV Trip Planner. I've been looking at it and planning future trips as I'm waiting for my car to arrive.

    Where I am (Raleigh, NC) there is a LOT of difference in road trips with the 85kWh battery. From 60 to 70 trip times aren't noticeably reduced, but at 85 there seems to be a bigger jump. So I think an upgrade from 60 to 85 for $7,000 would be worth it. I just don't see how the 60 to 70 would be worth anything more than maybe a couple grand, like $2-3k.
     
  9. croman

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    I actually routeplanned a trip on evtripplanner that I've done several times before, the new 60D option does seem a bit more accurate except I don't think it captures the lack of taper (I think it assumes 100% of the 60 is 100% whereas its actually 86%). Still will require more monkeying around to be sure.
     
  10. Steveb48

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    I upgraded but for $2000 during the quarter ending last September. I would not have paid the full price.
     
  11. gabeincal

    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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    ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Details please.
     
  12. steveho

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    55 degrees, that's shorts weather!
    It doesn't get very cold any more in Minnesota, not like when I was a kid. But we do still get a few weeks of 10 to minus 10, and still some -10 to -20 once in a while. I found that above 15 or 20 degrees f, I would use significantly less power.
     
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  13. Steveb48

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    Shortly after we ordered our car last September, we were contacted by Tesla and told that they had a car built just like the one we ordered and could get that car before the end of the month. This was not a CPO or demo / loaner. They offered the 60 to 75 upgrade for $2000 as incentive.
     
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  14. gabeincal

    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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    That's the kind of sneaky discounting that Elon message everyone not to do. CPO is one thing, but to offer an upgrade at a different price is not OK. Lucky you got it though, happy for you!
     
  15. RogerHScott

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    Yeah, the scumbags! How do they sleep at night? ;)
     
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  16. Steveb48

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    Well everything comes at cost. By taking delivery early, we missed getting rear seat cup holders by two weeks ;)
     
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  17. steveho

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    Ok, now that it has been announced that 60 ->75 is $2000, will you upgrade? 51% of you said you would if the upgrade was $2000ish. I am considering it:
    1. It gets rid of the 100% charge warning if I charge to 90% of 75kwh
    2. it gets me more range on a daily basis (240ish vs 220ish)
    3. it gets me more range on a long distance trip (259ish vs 220ish)
     
  18. gabeincal

    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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    Very tempted. Still hard to justify as even on long trips i'm happy with my 60. Will think about it hard, it's a great price now!!
     
  19. gabeincal

    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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    Took the plunge. Not visible in car yet, but it did say upgrade successful in the car.. will see and report back
     
  20. John G

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    Pushed the button. Took about 1 hour. Changed IOS app to 75 and screen in car.
    Glad I did it.
     
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