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Upgrading Sig "A-packs" to 90 kWh

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by joefee, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. joefee

    joefee Over 2 Million TMC page views

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    How about upgrading Sig "A-packs" for the same 3K price as a show of appreciation for their early support of Tesla Motors! Not a huge cost and a lot of goodwill for future Sig buyers of Model X, 3, etc.
     
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  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    +1. You all deserve it.
     
  4. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Transportation Evolved reports that upgrading from an 85 kWh to a 90 kWh pack will cost $5,000. This seems like an incredible bargain for people, like me, with A packs. Trade in my nearly 3-year old pack, with max charge of 252 miles, for a new one with 280+ miles? Yeah...
     
  5. supratachophobia

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    I would be severely interested in a new 90kw pack for $3-5k.
     
  6. smartypnz

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    This is a good trend. I will hold out for 2 more years and then replace my 85 kw 'A' pack with a 110 kw pack.
    Should bring my then 230-240 range up to 350 +.
     
  7. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    I am wondering what the price to upgrade from a 60 to 70 will be, if they even will provide that option.
     
  8. apacheguy

    apacheguy Sig 255, VIN 320

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    Be ready to fork over in excess of 20 grand + labor for that 110 kWh pack (or much more). The 90 kWh pack makes sense despite what Elon says.
     
  9. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I still get like 253-256 on a full charge, so not quite ready to "upgrade", but I'm glad the path has been opened, and in a year or two, I might consider extending my range (especially if the new rated number * .7 gets me over 200 for the winter months)
     
  10. Tedkidd

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    Robert, I think that just applies to upgrading P85D's, and is just the mechanicals that take the car from insane to ludicrous - not an upgraded battery pack.

    And that $5000 does not include labor.
     
  11. schonelucht

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    Tesla sees pack sizes rise by approximately 5% per year. That would mean at most a 100kWh pack in two years.
     
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    I'm probably wrong, but thought he said "5 to 10 %", and I was leaning toward the optimistic 10 %.

    It would be a judgement call - by then well over 100k miles and having an early MS, looking wistfully at the sensors we don't have. So may be just time to trade in.
     
  13. MostlyStock

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    I would say 5% is optimistic (Elon's Three Dog Day blog post says 5%). The unreleased Roadster 3.0 upgrade is an increase of 3.6% a year (56 kWh to 70 kWh and 7 years from 2008 to 2015). The 90 kWh battery is an increase of 2.0% per year (85 kWh to 90 kWh and 3 years from 2012 to 2015).
     
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    #14 JohnSnowNW, Jul 18, 2015
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    That would assume a linear increase, and I see no reason why it would continue the same trend moving forward. For instance, I assume the Gigafactory will play a roll in the projected increases.
     
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    ... seems to suggest you can.
     
  16. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Doesn't say ALL existing owners though.
     
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    :biggrin:

    Similar discussion in another thread about how Sigs can't do battery swaps either.
     
  18. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Lol yeah, but sigs aside, it's Tesla. We should know to add asterisks for them on most statements.
     

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