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Why was there only 1 battery option upon deposit & now.......

Discussion in 'Model S' started by tfneb, Jan 2, 2012.

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  1. tfneb

    tfneb New Member

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    At the time of reservation for MODEL S there was 1 battery option. Now there are multiples. Is this the ol' bait & switch? Can someone explain in depth what really is the difference besides mileage?
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    #2 dsm363, Jan 2, 2012
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    When did you put your reservation down? There have always been three battery choices as far back as I can remember. The price for each battery pack option wasn't know until this summer I think and final pricing and options came out December 20th, 2011. The base price for the 160 mile pack (now know to be 40 kWh) has been stated to be $49,900 (after US Federal Tax Credit) for over a year and a half I think. There has been no bait and switch.

    There are other threads that talk about the battery but they differ in cell chemistry, number of cells and therefore total kWh.
     
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    #3 AnOutsider, Jan 2, 2012
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    There was always 3 options for the Model S as far back as I can remember. I have a flyer here from 2009 that says "up to 300 miles range". No bait and switch here, just uninformed consumer(s).

    *edit* as far as the differences, there's price of course (imagine if there were only 1 option, at 80kish... People would flip), the smallest pack can't supercharge, has a lower warranty, and has poorer 0-60 performance.

    You can compare the models here: Model S Options and Pricing | Tesla Motors
     
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