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Which battery are you getting?

Now that pricing is out which battery are you getting? Look at above post and add a number to it if it exist or put a 1.

300 - 1

Probably the 160. As much as I want more range than that, every time I crunch the numbers they say I don't need it.

@stephen.kamichi

They are full of it. What I don't get is how much exposure these people get on tv. Anything for a story I guess. Truth is, I am a believer and the bible says no one knows when the earth will end except God the Father.

Something to consider longer term: As I just posted on the old Weight/Accel thread, one can reasonably expect the next gen of batteries (3-5 yrs?) to have higher energy density and faster charge/discharge, and hence higher power density. That means better accel.

So the replacement for the 160 in that time frame could result in cheaper, longer-range, much faster performance. Etc. (The same effects apply to all the battery sizes, of course. The overall result will be that EVs' torque/quickness advantage over ICE drives will surge!)

Sig-4
300-14
230-10
160-8

I'm getting 230. I would really like to get 300, but it costs too much for me. I don't even like the thought of spending $10k for the 230, but 160 is too small for me.

Sig-5
300-14
230-10
160-8

Sig-5
300-15
230-10
160-8

160 i think

Sig-5
300-16
230-10
160-8

Sig-5
300-17
230-10
160-8

Sig-5
300-18
230-10
160-8

Sig-5
300-18
230-11
160-8

Tradeoff between cost and range. Really hard to go an extra $20k for the 300.

Sig-5
300-19
230-11
160-8

Since my Jan 3 post, I changed from 160 to 230. Adjusting:

Sig-5
300-19
230-12
160-7

Sig-6
300-20
230-12
160-7

Sig-6
300-20
230-13
160-7

Sig-6
300-20
230-14
160-7

Sig-6
300-21
230-14
160-7

Sig-6
300-21
230-15
160-7

Sig-6
300-21
230-16
160-7

Probably getting a 230...

Wanted to get the Performance, but after seeing the Canadian pricing, I had to change that...

I'm still hoping Tesla can make some kind of deal with the customs authorities, it just doesn't make sense to me.

Sig-6
300-22
230-16
160-7

Haha I notice in January I said I'm getting the 230 (60 kWh), but for the past several months I've been dead set on the 85 kWh battery. I forgot that I was so certain about the 60 kWh one before. Who knows, I still might change my mind again, especially if it's not going to affect my delivery date.

300 P#6997

I was like you olanmills, wanting to go with a smaller battery. Then I thought of the longevity of the battery and more importantly, my hunger to drive spiritedly all the time. I need the bigger battery for the performance bump (and it's required for the performance model) but I also know that because I will never drive below 65 MPH on a highway if traffic doesn't force my hand, that I will need that extra range to really drive the way that I do. I expect my range to be closer to between 200 and 235 miles per charge the way I go at it... ;)

BYT;
Bragging?
;p

Yeah for me, I think I will still probably go with the larger battery for the extra freedom and peace of mind, but admittedly, 90% of the time, I'm going to drive < 50 in a day and charge fully every night. My work location now has a charge station too, so if I really was in a pinch, I could charge at work for 8-10 hours too.

So really, 90% of the time, it's not really going to matter how "spiritedly" I drive, regardless of the battery size, but still I think the extra freedom, battery life, and -1 second 0-60 time will be worth it for me, if at the very least, only to avoid the longing of "what if".

avoid the longing of "what if".
Big reason for me too, especially since I had to sell my 67 Shelby replica to make room for the Model S.

Live dangerously. Buy a 40kWh battery AND drive aggressively!

We are getting the 85Kwh battery. (300)

My apologies for the above joke.

I ordered the 60kWh battery. My reasons are: it will fulfill most of my range needs, give me almost the same acceleration (5.6/5.9 zero to sixty) as a non performance 85, and I can access the supercharging network.

I also own several ICE vehicles.

Add me to your 230mile, 60kWh tally (P1079).

Hard decision, except financially the 85 brings me 21 K (tax included) above my base entry price, from over $49,000 to over $70,000. That's pricey. So I looked at it carefully:
1. I will "need" the range about three times/year, by CURRENT charging standards and availability. Supercharge network and increased availability of charging stations in general may make the 60kWh rarely inconvenient.
2. I added twin chargers to allow for faster at home and away charging (up to 62mi/hour of charging). Twin charger is $2500. I may use it rarely, but it's there if I want it - almost like having extra range, but it costs $8,000 (including tax) less.
3. I will use and enjoy the amazing sound package upgrade, tech package, leather and pano roof everyday I drive the car. That's a better value for my $10K than the bigger battery.
4. 2018: I take the $10K saved now and put it toward that new Tesla 660 mile range, lithium-air, 275kWh battery. :)
5. I'd buy the 85kWh now if I had the cash for it ALL. But it is 70 miles range difference, about one hour or less of charging on those rare times I need it.


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