LeftieBiker wrote:Given the longevity issue with the 30kwh pack, it would be foolish to just assume that the 40kwh version of it will be fine, and to cheerfully buy the car because you don't need multiple QCs. It will be a big enough risk just to lease the damned thing.
Risks are that you will either get battery(s) replaced under warranty, or that the battery might just miss the warranty, or maybe even both. How bad are these risks to you? 100,000 miles and 8 years is as bad as it might get.
As I wrote years ago, battery degradation happens. Plan on it. Rely on less range than you can get after losing 4 bars.
Changing technology will open new doors and close old ones, speeding obsolescence, few takers for 286 computers these days.