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Tesla starts delivering 85 kWh batteries software locked to 75Kwh in its cars

Discussion in 'Model S' started by dndcruz, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. dndcruz

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  2. BigD0g

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    Ugh! Now I really wish I would have waited to buy my 75, the 85 probably would cost as much as I paid for my 75 after all the downgrades in pricing since July.
     
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  3. No2DinosaurFuel

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    Seems like this will help reduce 100% charge time for those with 85kwh limited to 75kwh if it is indeed the higher voltage battery. Essentially it would not taper much until the near end. Also it can also help with warranty issues as the car can slowly unlock more of the capacity as the car ages. I think Chevy was doing this for their spark ev and volt. Also this might explain the fast 0-60 mph time.

    Thank goodness they are finally getting rid of the lower voltage battery as it does cause longer supercharge time.
     
  4. voltronhb

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    I wonder when they started releasing the new 85kwh packs into production. The Tesla's in these photos probably completed production in June since it took a few weeks to get to Norway. Why have the first 85kwh packs be released to cars delivered in Norway while 75kwh packs were still being delivered in the US?
     
  5. Model S M.D.

    Model S M.D. Ludicrous Radiologist

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    Never a dull moment in the Tesla community! Cue the posts asking if 100% charges on a software limited 85/75 will degrade the battery...
     
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  6. thx1139

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    So what will that mean with regards to battery capacity Tesla is producing for the S and X. Talking about the battery capacity, not what software may limit them 2.
     
  7. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight Fluxing

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    How many threads do we need on this? This is like the tenth one already.
     
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  8. Surfer

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    1-2 More threads would be nice. Maybe something about the color of the cells, or the stickiness of the pack label.
    Or is there a label under the label........dunh dunh dunh.....dunh!
     
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  9. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I got my car in 10-14 and I am really happy the 85 battery is still relevant! I thought I would have been left in the dust long ago. It seems like the 85 will be the mainstream battery for a while. That'll help my resale for my upgrade. I hope!
     
  10. ohmman

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    The 85 rocks. I love my P85. 2.26% degradation in 40k miles and 3+ years. It's the "heirloom" battery.
     
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  11. cpa

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    But only if it is open pollinated can it be considered "heirloom." :D
     
  12. KarenRei

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    Having an 85 locked at 75 is an upgrade in and of itself over a simple 75. Less stress on the cells, more power capability from them (unless that's locked too), faster charge capability (same), etc. Plus of course the ability to unlock more power later if desired. Congrats!
     
  13. sumitkgarg

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    Has anyone in the US reported getting this upgrade?
     
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    I would think Tesla has to increase the base battery since the Model 3 has an 80.5 battery available.
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    I don't think anyone in the U.S has reported getting one...
     
  16. AnxietyRanger

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    Would make sense they'd prioritize the international pipeline to make sure no 75 kWh's are in the international pipeline (which is slow) when they have gone through their existing 75 kWh stock... then just flip the switch in the U.S. and publicize the move...
     
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  17. sumitkgarg

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    I am waiting for my car to go to production. It can go to production anytime now. Can I do anything at this point to delay the process to see what is coming ahead for Model S? It would suck if they increase the base battery and kept the price same as what I am paying for 75.
     
  18. AnxietyRanger

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    No alternative but walking away from delivery with loss of deposit.

    Tesla is sneaky with their changed unfortunately. It is all geared towards Tesla maximizing quarterly deliveries and optimizing Tesla's logistics.

    Your feelings on the matter are ignored in that thinking.
     
  19. smilepak

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    I feel your disappointment. Same with me and 70D, a few months later they release 70D software locked, that is really 75.

    Oh how sad it was.
     
  20. mdevp

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    There isn't any evidence of any 85kWh 75D's in the U.S. Any chance there just won't be any?
     

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