LTLFTcomposite wrote:Has anyone heard if you get a software limited model S/X can it be upgraded later? How much?
If it follows the pattern of previous software-locked batteries, you would be able to pay for the upgrade. I would expect the price initially to be around $8000 but in a couple of years it might drop to about $2000, if it follows the 60D to 75D pattern.
What Tesla appears to be doing is significantly lowering the price on the 100D without annoying recent buyers (too much, at least). The 310 mile range car will Supercharge just as quickly as the 335 mile range car — same battery — and the daily use range will be almost identical (it is likely that a "100%" charge will be about 92% of the battery). It appears that a longer range Model S is coming soon and this pack will then become the standard range model. For the time being, I would expect that nearly all Model S buyers will choose the 310 mile version, save for those willing to pay (a lot) extra for the performance car.