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Poll on battery size.

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by richkae, May 30, 2011.

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Which battery pack will you order for the Model S?

  1. 300 mile (480 km)

    53.5%
  2. 230 mile (370 km)

    19.2%
  3. 160 mile (260 km)

    15.1%
  4. undecided/depends

    12.2%
  1. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    We should do a poll on what battery size people are planning to buy.
    Of course the membership here is probably skewed but it may be interesting in any case.
    ( If somebody knows how to do a fancy poll that would be great. )
    Otherwise I will start:
    300 mile ( signature )
     
  2. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    300 (sig)
     
  3. tomanik

    tomanik Member

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    500km (sig)
     
  4. EV_de

    EV_de Model SP10/XP9 EU ZOE#47

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    230 miles = 370 kilometers is more than sufficient for me ....
     
  5. kgb

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    #5 kgb, May 30, 2011
    Last edited: May 30, 2011
    I usually like to gather as much information as I can before making decisions. As a result, I usually make decisions close to the deadline in the event I learn a new piece of information. I'd like to test drive this vehicle and compare it to other vehicles that may be released in the intervening year. That said, I am leaning toward at least one of the 300 mi. I might get another of 230 miles... it depends. It also depends on whether I give up the roadster... which I am leaning towards at this point as well.

    ADDENDUM: Since this is a poll. I have ruled-out the 160 mile battery. These "ideal miles" are more like city miles. Where I live (Houston, TX) most driving is hwy miles. So I need that cusion. A 230 mile battery gives me the piece of mind to avoid range anxiety. I haven't experienced it yet, but if I were to miss a charge one night, and have only a 160 mi pack, then the next day, I would be nervous.
     
  6. ckessel

    ckessel Active Member

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    300, not because I need 300, but with the estimated battery life of 70-80% after 10 years I'll still have as much range as I need for my longer trips (~240 miles in a day). Based on what I can tell, there's almost zero chance batteries would increase capacity and reduce price sufficiently in just a few years to make it a better deal to get 230 and upgrade later.
     
  7. Adm

    Adm Active Member

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    160mi, but it will depend on pricing...
     
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  9. Jkam

    Jkam Member

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    Living in Hawaii, I only need the 160 mile battery, but I have a signature so I get the 300 mile one.
     
  10. Jaff

    Jaff Active Member

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    300 (Sig)
     
  11. Jaff

    Jaff Active Member

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    Don't worry, you'll save on snow tires...:wink::biggrin:

     
  12. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    With standard mode you'll start out with around 240 ideal miles which will maybe give you 200 estimated miles. Might be more than you need but this will give you plenty of buffer. Especially 5+ years from now when the battery has lost some of it's range.
     
  13. jkirkebo

    jkirkebo Model S P85+ VIN 14420 EU

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    300 (non sig)
     
  14. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    230mi unless I inherit some extra cash ;)
     
  15. ibcs

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    300 sig.
     
  16. Thumper

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    230 mi. P3807
     
  17. Lloyd

    Lloyd Active Member

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    I need more information before deciding. Performance differences, weight, charge profiles, projected longevity etc. of the newer cells. 160 will not be enough, but 230 may do.
     
  18. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    300 (non-sig)
     
  19. Cobos

    Cobos S60 owner since 2013

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    160 miles should be enough and budgetwise anything larger is right out...

    Cobos
     
  20. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    230miles. Goldilocks rule.
     

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