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Tesla increases size of Standard Range Plus (SR+) Model 3 battery pack

Limey

Q3 19 SR+ to Q4 21 S+
Sep 30, 2020
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Question is, despite the talk about VINs stating what pack will be fitted to the Q4 2021 SR+ people have ordered, surely they have to be careful to not sell cars to people with completely different specs from what they paid for?

I have a J Vin #388 and the final invoice is listed as "Standard Range Plus Rear Wheel Drive". I got a reply from the local CS rep when I asked about 55/60kwh:

"I can confirm that your car will have the newer 60kWh battery pack"
 

Simonix

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Sep 21, 2021
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I don’t understand the point you’re trying to make. Why is the Long Range Y “a bit of a joke”?

I think it's because the "Long Range" model Y only has 315 mile WLTP range, so 10 miles more than the new Base model 3.

I hav

I have a J Vin #388 and the final invoice is listed as "Standard Range Plus Rear Wheel Drive". I got a reply from the local CS rep when I asked about 55/60kwh:

"I can confirm that your car will have the newer 60kWh battery pack"

Who knows?! Tesla told me yesterday about the complicated different specs that these Q4 SR+ cars will be. Reality is, we all know that they tell everyone different things depending on who you talk to, what time of day, and whether you like Brown sauce or Ketchup! HAHA
 

kootuu

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Sep 19, 2021
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Uk
My local Tesla sales agent who I've been dealing with the whole time said they've received an internal document about the battery. Looks like my order is going to come in the original spec at the time I ordered, not the new spec on the website.

Ordered on the 12th September, got my VIN on the 26th October. My VIN has a J in it as well for the 8th character.
 
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Js1977

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Aug 13, 2020
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Still not sure I understand their point since they're two different types of vehicles, along with a huge weight difference.
Maybe its just easy for me to say having two model 3's here (September 2020 and September 2021). Its also not a huge weight difference on both long range cars. Yes they are different types of car but share over 50% of parts.... Albeit should they share the same battery I most probably would not have said what I did.... Yes I did know this when I reluctantly ordered the Y not having 4680's, made in germany single castings etc. but this might just be the straw that broke the camels back if you get my drift. Thats without getting into price differences which as far as im concerned its take it or leave it but there are some unarguable man maths in the equation for sure.
 

petterware

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Oct 19, 2016
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I hav

I have a J Vin #388 and the final invoice is listed as "Standard Range Plus Rear Wheel Drive". I got a reply from the local CS rep when I asked about 55/60kwh:

"I can confirm that your car will have the newer 60kWh battery pack"
Hi,

What do you mean with #388? The last 3 digits of your VIN? My rep also told my that mine would have the 60kWh, but until I have it I will keep my doubts.

Did you already received yours?
 

Limey

Q3 19 SR+ to Q4 21 S+
Sep 30, 2020
203
221
England
Hi,

What do you mean with #388? The last 3 digits of your VIN? My rep also told my that mine would have the 60kWh, but until I have it I will keep my doubts.

Did you already received yours?

Not the last 3, but the first 3... Like 388xxx

Thing is, they'd get alot of cancellations with 55 kWh and 60kwh made a week later in the same delivery window.

No, my pickup is Bluewater on the 27th.
 

petterware

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Oct 19, 2016
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Spain
Not the last 3, but the first 3... Like 388xxx

Thing is, they'd get alot of cancellations with 55 kWh and 60kwh made a week later in the same delivery window.

No, my pickup is Bluewater on the 27th.
Ok, mine is #385.... my rep told me it has the 60kWh, but until I personally check...

My pickup is on the 23rd (in Spain). Fingers crossed and good luck with yours!
 
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ryanb741

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Nov 11, 2021
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London
I have 'A' as the 8th digit of my VIN for my SR+ due mid Dec. When I called Tesla the CS rep said it had the newer battery so I don't think A or J refers to the battery. It may refer to the motor so I think I have the new battery with the older motor. Will know for sure next month!
 

petterware

Member
Oct 19, 2016
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I have 'A' as the 8th digit of my VIN for my SR+ due mid Dec. When I called Tesla the CS rep said it had the newer battery so I don't think A or J refers to the battery. It may refer to the motor so I think I have the new battery with the older motor. Will know for sure next month!
It seems that J is for the new motor (hairpin wiring), so you are probably right.

We shall see!
 
I have 'A' as the 8th digit of my VIN for my SR+ due mid Dec. When I called Tesla the CS rep said it had the newer battery so I don't think A or J refers to the battery. It may refer to the motor so I think I have the new battery with the older motor. Will know for sure next month!
I also have an A as the 8th digit in my VIN and got told I have the new and improved range with the faster 0-60 of the old motor, he described it as a “unicorn” as they are the transitions between the two 😂
 
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Base Model 3 RWD now showing on UK website with heated rear seats and steering wheel and the mats now as standard. No subwoofer on the sound system though which is fair enough as they’re weren’t installed with them in the first place.

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petterware

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Oct 19, 2016
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Base Model 3 RWD now showing on UK website with heated rear seats and steering wheel and the mats now as standard. No subwoofer on the sound system though which is fair enough as they’re weren’t installed with them in the first place.View attachment 732287
Hi,

Did it say immersive sound before? Maybe they have added cables for the A-pillar speakers?
 

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