Anonymous, 20 Jan 2024It is not that good... Next generation battery will last 8x that I drive a 2018 Model S that is also nearing 100k miles, and have no complaints about drive train issues including the battery, although I believe that the number "75" of the model number means that my battery is 75% of the maximum capacity Tesla offers. Have had two trim & fit issues (replaced driver door handle and power window). Expenses seemed comparable to normal repairs for Japanese gasoline cars. Both of those repairs were made via house-calls. The Battery is fine but the recent cold snap in the Chicagoland did challenge it, literally cutting range in half or even a bit worse. Temps like that are rare; no three consecutive days below zero have occurred in Chicago for the last 30 years, however, so I'm not overly concerned. I also do have the luxury of a warm garage for wall charging overnight every day, which I would highly recommend to anyone considering any EV. From the warm garage, at least the1st half of the 100 mile commute was relatively normal, even in the cold snap, but after it chilled outdoors for 10 hours, in minus 20 or worse wind chills, the 50 mile return commute became questionable without charging. In better weather, I make that round trip, with a few side errands, with 20-30% of battery charge remaining, no outside charging needed. Driving the car with its amazing sound system is always tons of fun, to the point of my looking forward to commute most days, so the minor inconvenience of charging is worth it. Even with charging, I find much less wasted time overall spent on car issues than with gas cars, since there are no oil changes, annual tuneups, nor fuel stops. I also suspect that those savings cancel out the expense of a slightly higher car payment.
At what age ( in years I guess...) or how many kms before the batteries need replacing and what is the cost of doing so; parts and labour??
99,400 miles and 5 years with only 6.9% lost to degradation, that's crazy good, turns out batteries and motors probably can last a long time
Best car ever