The starting of 2017 for Tesla is amazing. Its Powerpack-filled 20-megawatt energy storage station will be officially opening in Mira Loma, California next week. By the end of the year, it is planning to start production of it Model 3. But you should lower your expectations about the battery size of this new more affordable Tesla electric car. They are not coming with larger batteries. They are stuck with their previous battery size. CEO Elon Musk himself finally confirmed that the Model 3 won’t initially come in 100 kWh.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2017
Tesla’s model S and model X cars baseline batteries were extended beyond 60 kWh, because of this power these models got about 218 miles of EPA range and larger 100 kWh version batteries last year got a range of 315 miles. But the newer economical design means the car has a smaller wheel base so it won’t be able to support the bigger powerpack, Elon Musk Said, “Neither he nor the company specified which size battery their new vehicle will ship with.”
So it might be a bit disappointing. But with the current battery, you are getting amazing mileage. And also helping the environment in a way.
So what are your thoughts on this matter?