Why I think the Model S and X will not see 2170 cells for 18 months or more. Why change what works? 100 kWh is, almost always, enough. It may be difficult to engineer a battery pack that fits the current design with the 2170’s. Why go to the great effort to redesign for the 100 with 18650’s if you know you are close to using the 2170s? The Models S and X no longer occupy Elon’s dreams. They’ve done their job, now it’s time to concentrate on the future. (This, by the way, could be very good news for future iterations of these vehicles – designers will be free to add all the creature comforts so disdained by our great leader.) Other firms are taking on the EV battle; Tesla no longer has to move them in that direction. Other products will eat up all the available inventory for a year or more. Tesla Energy. Powerwalls but mostly Powerpacks. Tesla may need another gigafactory before they even catch up to this demand, let alone the following vehicles. Remember, JB “may love batteries more than cars”. And, in all truth, this may do more to move us to renewable energy use than even the S/X/3 do. Model 3. Yes, “New technology in the S/X first. But he’ll say (with some truth) “this isn’t really new technology, just repackaging”. Remember, we’re talking a half million of these in the first 18 months. Tesla Pickup. These will be battery hogs. Of course, they may be built on the S/X chassis, which would complicate things. Two packs per? Tesla Semis. These will be battery vacuums. Again, they could use multiple current packs, but why? Tesla minibus. Do I think this will be out before the S/X gets 2170s?! No, probably not. But maybe. And, if it is the same chassis as the S/X Just my musings while my wife watches some show i can't stand. Am I out of my mind? Or thrown off by the terrible acting?