We all know that initially Model 3 has production issues and all cars Tesla made are for the long pre order backlog.
However recently I have been reached by numerous Tesla sales person for end of year deliverable Model 3s.
I understand that federal tax benefit is going away but does this also mean Tesla has already cleared up the backlog and having trouble selling cars to be made in Dec?
- New Richard FoThank you all for donating to the car battery technology. In few years, 50% of what you paid for will be deemed unusable and you will need to replace the battery.
- Mr Microsoft I worked on BMS systems for 10 years. I have 5 journals and many conferences on battery research. Not going to argue with you on this.
Toyota sucks I know I am not claiming they are fun as EVs. I drive EVs all the time for work.
But here is a fact that all OEMs do: they intentionally give you ~80% of the battery capacity so first few years you don’t see any difference in performance as they slowly increase the capacity as the battery degrades. Few years after you suddenly will start seeing a sharp drop in performance. Tesla does that.Dec 5, 20183
- GTO it is possible but highly unlikely. They are probably at 15% degradation which is in reality 35% but because they were at 80% to start with they only start seeing it after 20% already degraded.
Living in California and not doing any fast charging will help improve the life, but lithium ion batteries also degrade (much slower though) just by sitting on the shelf.
- Good article with an interview from Bill Wallace: http://www.thedrive.com/opinion/4802/how-long-do-electric-car-batteries-really-last
- Yeah, I have mine ready in 10 days. A great car, beats my BMW. Lol. But you can easily tell they’re doing a rush job due to year-end flooding orders.