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Tesla discontinuing 75kwh packs

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Blue heaven, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    I imagine Tesla have taken this decision to allow more space to build extra Model 3.
    Hopefully it will result in an earlier Model 3 arrival locally.
    We can only hope, as I know a bunch of people waiting on Model 3.
     
  2. ICUDoc

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    I don’t check the Tesla website as I used, but I have snuck a peek daily lately.
    SURELY another option will pop up?
    A 75kWh version in 21700s???
     
  3. paulp

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    The 75D model S was preventing a higher price on the model 3 in the US, as the model S became better value. My hunch is that the US design studio will now soon see a more expensive model 3 option.
     
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    Esp. as none of the recent noise about international marketing to Eu and China etc. and its accompanying production ramp-up, mentions any RHD cars.
     
  5. aegidius

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    Those people will look, as I did, to the secondhand inventory and buy something from there instead. A secondhand S75, 85 or 90 will be an attractive alternative to the initially higher-priced new 3's.
     
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    It's madness to discontinue the 75 cars.
    I have a S75D, purchase for $145,000 six months after putting a deposit down for M3.
    I was planning to get a new S75D rather than a M3 later this year. Now I will stick to the M3 rather than stretch to the S100D.

    In fact, it's so mad I'm starting to think it's temporary, with some new packs coming through soon (eg. 90 and 120).
     
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  7. paulp

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    Tesla have just announced a new line up to replace the 75 kwh battery. Batteries will now be described like the model 3, and no australian pricing available yet. Looks like all will have the same battery with software limitations.
     
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    Exactly what I suggested would be one of their options.....see ninth message in this thread....
     
  9. miimura

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    Elon stated in the earnings call yesterday that they have no plans to change S & X to 2170 battery cells. However, logic dictates that it will eventually happen, just not that soon. There was a well placed rumor that Model S will get an interior refresh in 3Q 2019, so that may be a more logical time to incorporate major changes. For now, they can shut down the less dense 75kWh battery module assembly line. The 100 packs use a completely different battery module.
     
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  10. Mikeisnomech

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    Its odd they've announced they're stopping it as they're still building them and sending them out as new inventory cars looking for a home. Maybe the whole purpose of announcing was to shift stock - the "buy one now while you can" type of argument? Either way, about 100 new inventory 75Ds in Australia at the moment according to this site

    Tesla Australia New and Used inventory car prices

    ..and with a few k off
     
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  11. paulp

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    Given they stopped manufacture a week ago, and transit times take way more than that, I’d suggest there might be more stock on the water, potentially.
     
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  12. Mikeisnomech

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    That certainly still seems to be the case, new cars are being added all the time to that site. The US have a different design studio that talks to the new model names but we just seem to have lost the 75D option
     
  13. Momentum1

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    Same here ... walked in to reserve the M3 and was shattered to find it just wouldn't suit our needs! Was advised that it sounded like I needed a MX which I flatly refused to accept even a test drive in because it was a tank and way out of my price range. The MS wouldn't have suited either so I left absolutely shattered and returned 7 weeks later to take delivery of our gorgeous White MX 75D! This was already a huge stretch so the LR 100D would have been out of the question for me. Considering how I fill both trunks to capacity I'm so glad I jumped at the MX when I did and don't regret it one bit!
     
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