They cancelled the 40 kWh S and delivered the few that ordered at the time they could 60 kWh S software limited to 40.garsh wrote:Yep.cwerdna wrote:"$35K" version was originally supposed to be available to order Nov 2017 (https://web.archive.org/web/20170731003 ... ations-faq).
We all know that Tesla has never been able to keep a deadline (sorry - an "aspirational goal"). But they've always delivered the vehicles eventually. And when they do, they're really good, and keep getting better.
As for "really good", it depends what you're looking for. In terms of straight line performance, range and performance, performance on standardized crash tests, (and an excellent DC FC network) yes. It helps that they're doing this by pricing their (already expensive) vehicles in a way that causes them to lose billions of $ every year.
In terms of reliability, not so good like the folks who were on their 7th or 8th drive unit on their S: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 26#p531626 or the laundry list of repairs on Edmunds's S: https://www.edmunds.com/tesla/model-s/2 ... ap-up.html including 3 DU replacements. Replacement rate of DUs on early years of S was terrible: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... st-1279598. https://www.consumerreports.org/car-rel ... histories/ at the bottom has average problem rates for vehicles for a given model year within a 12 month window, except for the latest where it's shorter.
The Model X is an expensive engineering and reliability disaster in large part due to the front and rear doors. I avoid vehicles with worse than average reliability rating. Model X was dead last at https://www.consumerreports.org/car-rel ... able-cars/. The previous year, X was in the middle of the bottom 10: https://web.archive.org/web/20170706025 ... able-cars/.
Edmunds's X was terrible from a reliability POV: https://www.edmunds.com/tesla/model-x/2 ... ap-up.html. I have many pointers to terrible X reliability and those are just a fraction of the posts on TMC about it.
Edmund's 3 had a rocky start: https://www.edmunds.com/tesla/model-3/2 ... -2018.html but seems to have gotten better. I have pointers to over a dozen causes of drive unit failure on the Model 3.
How many motor/gearbox replacements have we seen here on MNL for any reason? It's virtually nil since the Leaf came out.