7 Year Old Tesla Model S At 98% Battery Capacity Today after having travelled 72,000 Miles

Posted on: Tue, 2019-09-17 - 08:14 By: admin

In a fresh Reddit discussion, the owner of a 7 year-old Tesla Model S explains that his battery is at 98% battery capacity today. This is another reminder of the reasons Tesla cars are much slower to depreciate in value. Any Model S already has long enough range that its battery can degrade significantly and it’s still a highly practical, no-compromise electric vehicle, but seeing such little degradation is that much better for initial owners and used car buyers.

That said, not all Tesla cars see only 2% loss of range in 7 years. This car is on the more positive side of things. Also, at some point, this car should see a more notable drop in range due to age, because batteries lose capacity from both use and time. That said, there’s no doubt this anecdote is a positive sign.

Of course no manufacturer probably calibrates everything from a real 0% to a real 100% (to prolong battery life and show usable percentage) but nonetheless, the owner is not seeing 50% usage as many originally predicted for EVs after 7 or 8 years. I remember similar predictions for early TV sets and they ended up working significantly longer.

See https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/15/7-year-old-tesla-model-s-at-98-battery-capacity-today/

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In a fresh Reddit discussion, the owner of a 7 year-old Tesla Model S explains that his battery is at 98% battery capacity today. This is another reminder of the reasons Tesla cars are much slower to depreciate in value. Any Model S already has long enough range that its battery can degrade significantly and it's still a highly practical, no-compromises electric vehicle, but seeing such little degradation is that much better for initial owners and used car buyers.

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