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Giga Shanghai will ship MIC M3 to Australia, New Zealand & Japan

ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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Major mistake. There’s no way I’d buy the MIC version - LFP batteries are an inferior solution that simply allows Tesla to get more cars out the door and pocket a higher gross margin at our expense. It’s not a Tesla unless it uses cells from GF1.

My main hope from Giga Shanghai is that it can become the factory where low cost spare parts (not necessarily batteries) can be made and distributed for our region.
 
Major mistake. There’s no way I’d buy the MIC version - LFP batteries are an inferior solution that simply allows Tesla to get more cars out the door and pocket a higher gross margin at our expense. It’s not a Tesla unless it uses cells from GF1.

My understanding is that LFP are worse in cold weather and supercharge slower but can be charged to 100% regularly and have a longer lifespan. Sounds like an OK tradeoff to me.
 
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My understanding is that LFP are worse in cold weather and supercharge slower but can be charged to 100% regularly and have a longer lifespan. Sounds like an OK tradeoff to me.
That slower supercharge rate is most likely temporary while they analyze the fleet with the training wheels on. They did something similar with the US made SR+ and then after they were confident with the results they pushed out an update to increase the charge rate.
 

miimura

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Major mistake. There’s no way I’d buy the MIC version - LFP batteries are an inferior solution that simply allows Tesla to get more cars out the door and pocket a higher gross margin at our expense. It’s not a Tesla unless it uses cells from GF1.
LFP will only be used for SR+ Model 3. If you don't want LFP, order LR and you will get LG 2170 NMC cells. Performance Model 3 cars may still use Panasonic 2170 cells from GF1.
 

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