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Slipping Delivery Dates for Model S

Discussion in 'Australia' started by RichardMcN, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. gcgp

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    If they are going to upgrade for free to 75D then I am more than happy to wait a few more weeks before delivery. :)
     
  2. RichardMcN

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    Give your DS a call and see ...
     
  3. ZTrekus

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    Last time they did something like that... They cleverly gave the customer the upgraded battery but they limited its performance through software. They then left it open to the customer to pay Tesla the difference between the old battery and the new for the software unlock on the battery.

    Talk about mixed feelings.
     
  4. Bullet1

    Bullet1 Electric - way of the future

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    Ordered mine on the 26th Feb 2016
     
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    I got an update late last week and I'm through production and on a ship! Excited for a late May/early June delivery. Would love a bigger battery but can't wait forever.
     
  6. raynewman

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    I drove one of those; it was limited unless the Nav indicated that we needed more charge than the limit from the supercharger - in that case, it allowed the larger charge.
     
  7. gcgp

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    I emailed my DS, looks like you are correct. Here is the reply.

    "We’ve just found out that your Model S is going to have the option to upgrade via firmware to the 75kWh battery pack. We don’t have official Australian pricing yet, but you’ll be able to do it before or after delivery. The US price will be $3250, but our Sales team will have a call campaign to confirm with you once pricing is out."
     
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    Well I guess you could spend your time re-setting your nav to Perth just before you fill-up! Couple a thousand reasons why it would be worth doing that actually.
     
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    Question is will Tesla attempt to claim the benefit of the Luxury Car Tax or give it to you. In other words - will they charge you 35% more after delivery to unlock it or not.
     
  10. gcgp

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    Sounds like that extra 5kWh can be used as a reserve then. I wonder if Tesla will disable that feature. I guess one advantage if you have a 75kWh pack and are only allowed to use 70kWh then, even if you charge to "100%," you will never really fully charge the pack.
     
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    Excellent point. You should charge to the pretend 100% or 95% every time (according to the software that it) when in fact, the battery is not being fully charged. I had not thought of that.
     
  12. Bullet1

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    Based on above then is the logo on the back initially 70D or 75D as it leaves the factory. If was 70D would they issue you a new badge if you paid the extra for 75 upgrade?
     
  13. gcgp

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    The DS said the badge will be 75D, but I think that is if you purchase the firmware activated upgrade.
     
  14. paulp

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    When tesla went from 85 to 90 they charged for the upgrade for around 5 months before dropping the 85.
    VIN has nothing to do with build time.
     
  15. pixel4

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    I wonder if 75kwh would give better 0-60?
     
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    For historical reference, Tesla did the same thing with the Tesla Model S 40. It was actually a Model S 60 and the extra 20kwh could be unlocked via firmware upgrade. The Model S 40 did have the 0-60 performance specs of the Model S 60.
     
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    My 70 order (end March) was on track for end June (with facelift), but now been pushed to end July-August due to "parts shortage".
     
  18. gcgp

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    I think it will be better, but only slightly. My understanding with the battery packs is that to get a larger kWh capacity they add another pack in series ending up with higher total voltage. I could be mistaken here. I do know the 85kWh has a higher total voltage compared to the 70kWh. Does anyone know if the 90kWh has a higher voltage than the 85?
     
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    Looks like your famous bro....

    Tesla Model S 75D (75 kWh) Can Be 'Unlocked' via Firmware Update
     
  20. RichardMcN

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    Maybe those three or four above who made it into production should check. I'm in transit after 7 days in production!

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