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Mixed messages concerning range upgrade

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Cooksomerice, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. Cooksomerice

    Cooksomerice Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    I picked up my 2016 MS 70KW
    I have a 75KW battery.
    I was offered the upgrade at that time for $3300.00.
    When I asked the young lady handling my delivery, she recommended against it.
    She said I would see maybe 10 miles of range extension and perhaps a "little more power".

    This is in direct contrast to what I've read on here and what I was told by my pre order guy.

    So does anyone have any definitive data or information regarding the upgrade?

    Just based on simple math, 5 kw should net around 17 miles range.
    Not sure how opening up the battery would boost performance either...
  2. mblakele

    mblakele radial cross member

    Mar 7, 2016
    SF Bay Area
    Would another 10-20 miles of range be worth $3300 to you?

    I'd think the 60->75 upgrade would be an easier sell.
  3. Boatguy

    Boatguy Member

    Apr 3, 2014
    SF Bay Area
    I'm guessing you'd get about 15mi more after the initial battery degradation (4% in first six months for me). It certainly won't affect day to day driving and probably won't do much to affect when you stop at an SC. I can think of better ways to spend $3,300.

    I think the "more power" is entirely wrong.

    The difference in opinions is that the "pre-order guy" has a sales target, the "delivery lady" does not.

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