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What model X battery trim options would you like to see in 2017?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by jlund, Dec 1, 2016.


What model X battery trim options would you like to see in 2017?

  1. 75D | 100D | P100D

  2. 60D (75 sw locked) | 75D | 100D | P100D

  3. 70D (85 sw locked) | 85D | 100D | P100D

  4. 85D (100 sw locked) | 100D | P100D

  1. jlund

    jlund Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Vancouver, Canada
    With the impending release of 100D, I keep wondering what trim options are going to be offered next year. Based on recent history, Tesla put an emphasis on streamlining production and offering software unlockables. Given that, it makes sense that they would continue to use as few battery packs as possible while maximizing profits.

    What options would you personally like to see available?

    • 75D | 100D | P100D:
      • Arguably, this is the most likely options, at least initially. 2 battery packs, 75D stays as the low end option. No software locking.
    • 60D (75 sw locked) | 75D | 100D | P100D
      • Slight variant on above. Reintroduce the sw locked 60D. So 2 batteries in production (down from current 3) but offer 4 trim levels. As we get closer to Model 3 ramp up, I question whether they would bring this low profit generating, weaker range option back on this luxury model.
    • 70D (85 sw locked) | 85D | 100D | P100D
      • This one is effectively bumping the previous 60D/75D sw locked offering by 15kWh. Thus lowering the price a bit of the current low end trim (75D) while providing room to unlock to a 85D. Nice thing about this is it also only requires two batteries in production and offers good range/performance/upgradability for the low end trims.
    • 85D (100 sw locked) | 100D | P100D
      • This one is interesting. 1 battery pack used in production! You raise the price of the current low end offering by the equivalent of 10kWh which, if they offer this later in the year and use giga-factory cells, might not cost much more. What you get is a very streamlined production. And, as a owner, really good range for the lowest trim with the benefits of actually having a 100kWh battery pack (faster charging, better performance, room to upgrade).
  2. Brandon332

    Brandon332 Member

    Apr 4, 2016
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