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When will a ~400-mile Roadster pack become available from Tesla?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by pharma5, Sep 11, 2014.

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When will a ~400 mile Roadster pack upgrade become available?

  1. by the end of 2014

    8 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. by the end of 2015

    34 vote(s)
    43.6%
  3. just before the Gigafactory (2016-2017)

    9 vote(s)
    11.5%
  4. NOT before the Gigafactory

    17 vote(s)
    21.8%
  5. The 1st of Never

    10 vote(s)
    12.8%
  1. pharma5

    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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    Ok, so there's supposed to be a ~400 mile Roadster pack upgrade in the works. When do you think it will be offered to owners?

    Have tried to show a wide range of optimism/pessimism in the answers. Thanks in advance to all for voting.
     
  2. slcasner

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    If anyone who took delivery of a Roadster in 2008 bought the battery replacement warranty, then they would be owed a new battery at the end of 2015.
     
  3. pharma5

    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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    Sounds like a good voting rationale. Technically not required to be a ~400 mile pack under that (right?), but hard to imagine them doing an intermediate step to tick that box. And maybe it will only be open to those folks first, with a later date for general availability.

    Probably should have worded it more as 'when will it be available for you'....
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I took delivery of my Roadster in Feb 2011, so my battery replacement purchase deal will require that I take advantage of it no later than Feb 2021. And that's exactly when I plan to get the 400 mile (give or take) pack. Because by then, that 400 mile pack might be obsolete and we might be talking even better.

    I can wait.
     
  5. bobinfla

    bobinfla S-Vin 4086 Rdstr-Vin 0019

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    I would have picked "Three months after I needed a new battery" but it wasn't an option.
     
  6. Kevin Sharpe

    Kevin Sharpe Active Member

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    This is what @tomsax had to say yesterday;

     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    What Elon said at Teslive was Roadster owners would have something great in 2014, not 2013. There was no specific time frame mentioned in 2014. (All respect to Tom.) I fully agree with him that more details are required before the battery pack announcement could be considered as fulfillment of that announcement.
     
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    At this years annual AGM was he not pressed about it ... and he finally gave in and said words to the effect of, you Roadster owners will have your battery by the end of 2014?
     
  9. Kevin Sharpe

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    "will be done this year" (watch from 53:43)

    [video]http://www.teslamotors.com/2014shareholdermeeting[/video]
     
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    A Tesla representative told me two weeks ago: " Really soon…."
     
  11. pharma5

    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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    Tomsax's comment was a major impetus for the question and range of responses.

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    Alas, a missed opportunity!:redface:

    Gotta keep the sig greens out there...

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    I thought this was the most definitive info publicly.

    "Add straw...add straw to back" (i.e., camel's back).
     
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    You have waaaaay more patience than I do.:smile:
     
  13. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    You forget I'll have an X also parked in the garage.
     
  14. hcsharp

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    It's not a Roadster. nuff said.
     
  15. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I know. I can't ever let go of my Roadster. It has soul. But the X will fill in for longer trips while I wait out the battery.
     
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    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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    Nothin' wrong with getting the most out of a battery before it truly needs to be replaced.:smile:

    Waiting for a Model 3 as a 2nd vehicle, I may have to play that differently...:rolleyes:
     
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    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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    Taking stock for a moment, half of respondents (19 of 38) believe the pack will be available by the end of 2015.
     
  18. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    I think the 400 mile battery will become available shortly after two things happen: Tesla runs completely out of the old battery sheets and a Roadster battery fails requiring a replacement.
     
  19. hcsharp

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    LOL sounds like you know Tesla! From the few hints we've had it doesn't sound like those two conditions are very far off.
     
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    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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    I guess we've got you both as 2 of the 3 'end of 2014' votes?:wink::smile:

    Still have more people who think it ain't gonna happen (5) versus those who say this year (3)....
     

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