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EPA for 60kWh battery rated at 208mi

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Adm, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Adm

    Adm Active Member

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    http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1080960_tesla-model-s-60-kwh-version-epa-range-rated-at-208-miles?utm_source=GreenCarReports&utm_medium=twitter
     
  2. mnx

    mnx 2013 P85

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    Very exciting for those who have finalized with the 60kWh pack.
     
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Looks like the weight savings do help
     
  4. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    This is really good. The 60 really is starting to look like the sweet spot in the Model S lineup.
     
  5. Zorba

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    208mi = close to 335km, which is superb :D Plenty of places to go one charge.
     
  6. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    biggrin, biggrin ... oh... :biggrin: :biggrin:

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    Up on their website:

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  7. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Yup, looks like the 60 is more efficient. Definitely a sweet spot

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  8. Discoducky

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    I'm very pleased, now let's talk about, in the right thread of course, how these can start shipping in Dec :wink:
     
  9. NotTarts

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    I predicted this in August! :)

    Granted, it was pretty obvious, but someone else said the weight of the different battery packs was the same and I think this contradicts that. Let's at least hope the 40 kWh battery follows the same trend :)
     
  10. ckessel

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    Sort of baffled why the highway rate is better with the 60. The wind resistance doesn't change. I'd have thought the extra weight was more of a factor in stop-n-go.
     
  11. mnx

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    My guess:

    Less weight = less rolling resistance which is still a factor at no matter what speed you are driving.

     
  12. SteveH

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    Great news on the range and even better news that this should confirm that there are no barriers to starting production in January as promised. :biggrin:
     
  13. Zextraterrestrial

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    My 85 kWhr battery is doing >310 miles rated ideal range - which I believe is going by the EPA #'s (It started at 270mi showing I think, but that was from the factory and they said they did a full charge - now it is higher :smile:)



    The 60 might be enough that I could get to a supercharger, cool
     
  14. Bardlebee

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    Hmmm this makes the 60kwh pretty appealing to me, while I never though I would spend 25k or more on a car, it will make me feel better that I am getting one that is 80k and not 90k.
     
  15. NotTarts

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    The 60 kWh model is $70k, though obviously you could easily get it up to 80k with options.
     
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    Whatever the price, and whatever battery and combo you get, I think the car is totally worth it!
    but to each there own, I just love seeing almost everyone smile!
     
  17. iridium

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    Has the Tesla site been updated with this? I don't see any changes.
     
  18. gg_got_a_tesla

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    Tesla has continued to quote the 300/230/160 mile range at 55-mph constant speed even after the 85 pack got the 265 mile EPA 5-cycle rating: Model S Options Pricing | Tesla Motors and the recent Your Questions Answered | Tesla Motors

    The only mention of the 265 miles back then was in Elon/JB's blog post: Model S Efficiency and Range | Blog | Tesla Motors

    So, there may be a blog post about the 60 kWh 208 mile rating but, not sure.
     
  19. shokunin

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    This bodes well for the 40kw too. I suspect the power limiting of the smaller packs is helping extend range. Since the EPA 5 cycle test has a more aggressive driving profile, the slower acceleration may help a little. Until full specs are provided, hopefully the smaller packs are also lighter.

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    IMO, Tesla needs to stick with the EPA numbers. While most of us here on the TMC can understand the delta between the EPA numbers and Tesla's 55mph range, the average consumer may not. Just don't want to see Tesla get involved in a large class-action suits over misguided range estimates.
     
  20. Yuri_G

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    Anyone know the weight difference between the 85 and 60? It must be significant given the gain in efficiency.
     

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