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Model S battery upgrade on Ebay (60-90) for $15,000

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by RubberToe, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. RubberToe

    RubberToe Supporting the greater good

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    Wow, when my Tesla is out of warranty (after 7.9 more years), I'll consider getting a 200kwh battery replacement. :D That should give my car a new lease on life.
     
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    Wow. I can void my warranty so I can get a 90kW battery with warranty?

    It would be a good option if someone were out of warranty (after 8 years).
     
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    This has got to be @wk057 right?
     
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    Either that or Hickory, N.C. is the new competitor for the Gigafactory ;)
     
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    Has anyone confirmed whether wk057 is involved with this? The ebay seller was very nice and responsive when I asked questions, but his profile indicates NY area. I'd be inclined to do this if it wouldn't void my warranty. I'll definitely do it when the warranty is up.
     
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    Tesla is NOT going to warranty something used, or that they didn't install. PERIOD.

    No manufacturer would.

    There would be no Tesla warranty.
     
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    On top of that, the 90kWh packs they are going to install are probably from salvage vehicles whose battery packs have already had their Tesla warranty voided.
     
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    I am more concerned about the supercharging capability. Until css/combo or chadmeo becomes ubiquitous and tesla release converters for them, I would be hesitant to upgrade to give up my free/paid supercharging for those long road trips. You can't do road trips solely on the 72A/80A charger. It would take too long.

    This is one way tesla is keep people from hacking and "upgrading" their vehicles.
     
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    I could see point where it would be good for Tesla to recertify them for SC,but not as unlimited free SC
     
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    If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

    "They" are giving the warranty. "They" probably are a turnip.
     
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    Gosh this was a very fast delivery!
     

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