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Possibly buying Tesla for caravana, need help

Discussion in 'Model S' started by bigbear, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. bigbear

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    Caravana is advertising it's a 60kwh battery, but the VIN decoder is claiming the battery is the 40. Could any of you experts help me?

    VIN:5YJSA1AC4DFP10501

    2013 Tesla Model S 60 for Sale | Carvana® | 2000061081

    I get a 7 day test drive, I'm not sold on the car especially if it's a 40kwh battery.
     
  2. TexasEV

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    The few 40s sold actually were 60 kWh batteries that were software locked to 40. The question is if the original owner paid to unlock the battery.
     
  3. bigbear

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    Would Tesla tell me if I called?
     
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    Call! The worst they could say is "no" and I doubt they will.
     
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    Probably not
     
  6. TexasEV

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    The reason you want to know the battery size is so you know what the range is. So look at the rated range at 100% charge. The 60 had 208 miles when new, now most are down to 198-200. The 40 had 139 mile rated range when new. Easy to distinguish the two.
     
  7. bigbear

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    They don't have any pictures of the interior dash.
     
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    Does that help?
     
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    I just spoke with Tesla, they wouldn't tell me but seemed to hint that it was a 40. If so, I don't think they'll ever sell a 2013 40kwh S at $46k.
     
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    Agreed - I'd think mid 30's - $46K is $10K too high.
     
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    Even if it's a 60 that seems high now.
     
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    I just sold my 2013 S85 that included a CPO warranty for less than that and it was a very fair price for both sides. That cars $38k on the high end as a 60 and realistically $30k max as a 40 if it costs $10k + tax to unlock.
     
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    #13 whitex, Aug 5, 2017
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    Just fyi, S40's cost $10K to unlock to 60 and another $2.5K to unlock supercharging (if you want to use superchargers or ChaDeMo adapter). Supercharging requires 60 upgrade first. The latter may or may not require additional hardware. Of course some 60's may also require the $2.5K supercharging unlock, but I think they all had the necessary hardware so it can be done remotely (though may take a couple of days, as it did for my old 60).
     
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    So a 40 can't use the ChaDeMo adapter either?! Just the Level 2 adapter?
     
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    Correct. 40 required $10K upgrade to 60 to become eligible for DC charging. Then you have to pay $2.5K for DC with supercharger access, or there used to be an option for DC/ChaDeMo only for $2K. The only way to tell is either call Tesla or take the car to a supercharger.
     
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