smkettner wrote:No guess on size but IMO the longer range will far outsell the short range model.
Which is why the very simple electrically 24, 36 and 48 kWh sizes suggested earlier. I'd buy a 48 for 150-200 mile range (sound earily familiar to brand T?).
That's with current cells. It's merely a packaging problem, since the 48 kWh version is literally a double size battery.
So, I suspect a big corporation will generally go with the conservative (to them) answer and use the new 30% greater density cells in exactly the same 48 module layout. Then, they will continue to offer the existing cheaper chemistry 24 kWh battery.
For 2017, with the launch of Tesla Model E, they have to get to a 36 - 48 battery size option.