johnlocke wrote:The biggest advantage of the larger battery is not the initial range but the range left when degraded. Plus the fact that the larger battery will see fewer charge/discharge cycles for the same mileage so will likely last longer under the same conditions. With 30% degradation, a 40 KWH battery has a range of around 100 miles while the 60 KWH battery still has a 150 mile range. May or may not make a difference to you but is a concern to a lot of people.
I considered this but then realized the price difference to go to 60kw is about the same as a battery replacement. So as it ages and loses range, I can buy a new battery with the money I saved on initial purchase. Didn’t make sense for me to pay more than the price of a new battery to make my battery last a little longer. It will still be very useful in my family when it’s down to 50 mile range or less. - assuming it doesn’t electronically shut down at that point and lock me out with a message saying “you need a new battery”- I’m kind of curious if something like that eventually happens when range gets down to a certain low level.