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Poll: For P/R reservations, which battery/motor did you finalize ?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by jkirkebo, Oct 5, 2012.

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Which battery/motor did you finalize ?

  1. 40kWh

    7.4%
  2. 60kWh

    20.8%
  3. 85kWh

    29.2%
  4. 85kWh Performance

    42.6%
  1. jkirkebo

    jkirkebo Model S P85+ VIN 14420 EU

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    #1 jkirkebo, Oct 5, 2012
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    I though it would be interesting to see a new poll on which battery the P & R reservation holders have finalized. Please only choose an option if you hold a P or R reservation and have finalized your order.
     
  2. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    FWIW I finalized before the SC announcement, so the $2k cost did not factor into my decision. I might have been upsold to the 85 if I knew about the $2k.
     
  3. jkirkebo

    jkirkebo Model S P85+ VIN 14420 EU

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    Wow, only 1 40kWh and 70% 85kWh. After what has been written here lately I honestly expected more 40kWh cars. But this is of course good for Tesla ;)
    Here in Norway everyone I know of is getting the 85kWh battery, there seems to be very little interest in the smaller versions.
     
  4. artsci

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    My guess is that this question is a bit premature, as thousands of us are far from the time when we have to finalize this decision. My guess is that I'll end up choosing the 85 kWh, but I must add that the performance version remains a serious option. But I won't make that decision until I have to, which probably won't be until next March or April at the very earliest.
     
  5. jkirkebo

    jkirkebo Model S P85+ VIN 14420 EU

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    Well, they have sent out emails up to about P#7700. That's around 60% of US R&P's that have the option to finalize now. It should be enough to get a statistically significant result.

    And when you do have to choose, another 5,000-10,000 will be in queue behind you ;)
     
  6. Right_Said_Fred

    Right_Said_Fred Model S - Sig. 283 EU

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    Not really anonymous, this poll. I know this is probably done to make sure there are not too many bogus votes (by people who have not finalized yet), but I don't know if all voters realize that their nickname shows up after voting.
     
  7. Adm

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    This why it reads "Be advised that this is a public poll: other users can see the choice(s) you selected." right below the word poll.
     
  8. Zapped

    Zapped Model S - PURE EV

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    Panasonic will be happy:biggrin:
     
  9. Brian H

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    Currently running about 2/3 85s, with 90 votes.
     
  10. jkirkebo

    jkirkebo Model S P85+ VIN 14420 EU

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    Yep, 5% 40kWh, 30% 60kWh and 65% 85kWh (40% P85 of total). It will be interesting to see if the number change much over time.

    5% 40kWh is much less than I anticipated.
     
  11. mnx

    mnx 2013 P85

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    It's been said before but this forums results cannot be extrapolated to all reservation holders as those on the forum are enthusiasts, and are much more likely to gravitate to the larger battery packs etc.
     
  12. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    I'd also be interested to know how the announcements re Supercharging and maintenance costs have affected the battery decision. I'd speculate that those dropping their reservation because of maintenance costs were disproportionately 40kWh buyers, and further speculate that the nationwide coverage of the SCs encouraged other 40kWh buyers to upgrade.
     
  13. mnx

    mnx 2013 P85

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    Check out this battery size poll from May 2011:
    Poll on battery size.

    A full 15% were going to order the 40kWh pack back then.
     
  14. jkirkebo

    jkirkebo Model S P85+ VIN 14420 EU

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    Yeah, but that is partially countered with people with loads of money, which also tend not to frequent internet forums. Also Norwegian sales will probably be >90% 85kWh since the car is so cheap here compared to the alternatives. We have our own national EV forum and I haven't hear of a single reservation holder ordering 40kWh or 60kWh.
     
  15. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    I agree. I would add that *anyone* willing to put $5k down on a car and wait months for it is an enthusiast. Even if you don't buy either of these arguments, the discrepancy between 40kWh and "the rest" is so huge and material that it statistically overcomes the difference in personalities between non-message board and message board.

    It also explains why Tesla will be cashflow positive in November. I find it hard to imagine them making much money on the 40kWh.
     
  16. ElSupreme

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    I ended up getting the 85kWh pack. I was dead set on the 40kWh pack until the day I got my finalize email. I had a hard time seeing the value of the 85kWh pack, as you can rent a car whenever you need for WAY less than $20,000. But when I looked at the financial picture in detail, and thought about what I wanted out of this car I decided the 85kWh would fulfill all of my needs, were the 40kWh pack may not.

    Not to mention I think the 85kWh being only $8k more than the 60kWh with supercharging, makes it an easy decision if you can afford it.
     
  17. Brian H

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    #17 Brian H, Oct 16, 2012
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    At this moment, 36 40/60, and 72 85/85P. So 85s are exactly 2:1 over the other two combined! 2/3 of the total. Etc.

    Also: note that this poll requests only P & R reservers respond, no Sigs. So to this point the % of 85s is way understated. Of course, in the long run Sig numbers will be insignificant compared to the Ps.
     
  18. contaygious

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    Go go performance models!
     
  19. Brian H

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    Interesting; with a few more entries, the % of 85s has increased to 70.
     
  20. twisti

    twisti Model S #7,439

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    Could new people on this forum also vote on this one? I'd like to see more data points.
     

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