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Pencils are Down....Frunk/Trunk battery option?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Garlan Garner, Jul 29, 2016.

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Select which you would be willing to give up for batteries ( Increased travel range ).

  1. Frunk

    36.3%
  2. Trunk

    1.1%
  3. Both

    3.3%
  4. Neither

    59.3%
  1. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Active Member

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    Just wondering if anyone would be willing to have an option added to their M3 that isn't currently offered on the MS or MX. I'm not sure if Tesla would have to pick their pencils back up for this one, however here it goes.

    Who would be willing to give up their Frunk or Trunk space for additional batteries? ( Increased travel distance ). Maybe another 60 miles of range in each space.

    This would probably also mean that charge times might increase. As well as a reduction in 0-60 times.

    I would be willing to at least give up my Frunk....since I'm not using the space in my ICE right now and I'm making that work.
     
  2. JeffK

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    You're more likely to see a towable battery.
     
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  3. James Anders

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    No. No and No.

    Why sacrifice the front crumple zone with energetic batteries?
     
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  4. MissAutobahn

    MissAutobahn Elon, please ramp up Fremont in ludicrous mode!

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    That's what I thought.

    For more battery:
    choose towbar + trailer with some powerwalls and a private supercharger on it
     
  5. wallet.dat

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    The frunk area is the worst area to add weight from additional cells. It's like putting that 24-pack of Dr. Pepper at the very front of your shopping cart.
     
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  6. Garlan Garner

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    Good point. I didn't think of that.
     
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  7. Garlan Garner

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    Excellent suggestion. I didn't think of that either. I wouldn't mind a Tesla Tow trailer at all.
     
  8. JeffK

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    AFAIK the powerwalls aren't designed for high drain operations like the car batteries. Tesla would have to design a product specifically for this use case but Elon mentioned the towable battery thing in his last presentation in France, I believe.
     
  9. MTN Ranger

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    It doesn't make sense to split up the battery pack by adding another pack to the front and/or rear. The large contiguous space between the wheels allows the best protection for the pack as well as optimized conditioning/cooling.
     
  10. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    Why we won't see a 500 mile Tesla battery anytime soon
     
  11. HookBill

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    I have already accepted the current battery ranges as they are now. For me, the batteries and their ranges will evolve over time and I am OK with that. Today's cars will eventually evolve into ones with longer ranges, and at that time, if it is required, I will transition to one of those. In the mean time, what I have available now is much better than what is on the current market.
     
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  13. JeffK

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    Yeah, JB said capacity doubles about every ten years. Plus five percent improvement is 1.05^10= ~1.63x
     

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