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Tesla cancels 40 kWh battery option for Model S ahead of production

By Shawn Knight · 4 replies
Apr 1, 2013
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  1. Tesla Motors recently announced plans to discontinue a smaller battery option for the Model S before it ever enters production. The 40 kWh battery pack won’t be offered due to lack of demand as only four percent of customers selected...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I feel like Tesla is really setting a standard for EVs when they get profitable.
  3. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,272   +241

    Lol, a funny jab at this charging station.
    one goes to tesla charging station, comes back home only to go back to recharge. :)

    seriously: "...receive free charging at a Supercharger station for life"
    does this mean that there's only one cash out for the purchase of the tesla electric car and there's NO fee for battery charging?
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,417   +3,434

    The fee is probably replacing the battery periodically. I can only imagine how expensive they must be and how often they need replacing.
    misor likes this.
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I dont think they have to replace it often actually. They may just have to maintain it and then assess if it needs to be replaced. But misor, the Tesla founder is a billionaire, he can afford free electricity lol.

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