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Tesla Model S 60 to 75 kW upgrade just went to $3050!

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by joninmelbourne, Apr 17, 2017.

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  1. joninmelbourne

    joninmelbourne Solid Black S60 new face

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    So originally the upgrade to a 75 was $10500 and now today it's down to $3050! I just paid. Seems too good a deal to pass up and just in case it went up again! Anyone else pull the trigger? It is going to long road trips much less stressful and improve resale eventually. People who paid $10500 would be cross though... will have to get the badge fitted and the old 60 badge removed at the next sc visit.
     
  2. RichardMcN

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    Pretty good !

    Those 75's have amazing range !
     
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    Good move too as the 60's are no longer offered. Definitely the right thing for resale value.
     
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    Apparently the software locked 70 can be upgraded to 75 for $750 too.
     
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    Three grand for a software update and a badge? Even 750 is a rip off!! Especially given the hardware is already paid for!!
     
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    But that's the thing, the hardware is not paid for! The initial purchase price of the lower models is lower!
     
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    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    There is plenty of precedent for this. The intel Celeron processor cost more than a regular Intel processor to manufacture as it had to go through an additional process to have on board memory or cache and other advanced features disabled. So they actually cost Intel more to produce but were sold at a lower cost in low end machines. Unfortunately there is no way to reenable the disabled features. At least Tesla allows you to upgrade in some cases.
     
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    AMD also does this. The lower numbered models are afaik for the most part the same as the higher numbered models in the same series but have failed quality checks so some people get an upgrade for free via overclocking if they are lucky. At least back during the FX series.
     

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