Originally Posted by budgetgamer120
2012 model s is now 5 years old. Tesla roadsters are even older close to 9 years old . So try again. Lol
Good point about the Roadster, as for the Model S, thanks for proving my point? Nice try. Reading's not a strong suit of yours I take it.
I mean do you even read the things you google?
Of course, as Battery University explains, it’s not as simple as that. After 300 to 500 cycles at 100 percent depth of discharge, a lithium-ion cell’s capacity will drop to 70 percent. But partial discharge “reduces stress and prolongs battery life.” Drain the batteries consistently to only 50 percent, as is often the case with electric cars that get plugged in frequently, and life expectancy of a healthy battery zooms up to 1,200 to 1,500 cycles. That, of course, translates to 366,000 miles, but don’t expect numbers like that on your odometer. Other wild cards such as frequency of fast recharge can also affect battery life.
"Stuff that doesn't exist."
That's a nice line. Maybe we need a refresher in basic science
For everyone interested in the actual "science" or the analytics of Tesla. Here are facts regarding Tesla roadsters.
Around 1800 were sold in United States. The cars cost over 100,000. I haven't seen any rigorous studies that followed a large number of these cars to see how the batteries held up. For one, I salute the relatively phenomenal battery longevity at 5 years. It's quite remarkable, but the concern is warranted. Especially since we know how badly batteries have performed in the past. Nissan's internal documents show they expected Nissan Leaf to have 70% capacity after 10 years
. Ever use a smartphone anyone? I consider anything below 70% to be a pretty significant detriment to the user experience. My HTC M8 is actually pretty ****ty after 3-4 years at this point.Let's not forget that buying used electric vehicles is tricky.
I mean the counter-argument here is that buying used cars is tricky period, which is a good point. But battery replacements are expensive for all
electric cars, and it's not something that you can ignore. Of course, any major repair on any vehicle is expensive, especially at the dealer.
The bottom line is, all vehicles have problems and unlike some of the Tesla fanboys here, their cars aren't perfect either. Electric vehicles exchange one set of problems for another. And saying, he-he ha-ha there are no issues with Teslas, would be akin to me saying there aren't any issues with Toyotas. As it stands today, I'm much more confident buying a used Toyota, than a used EV. There's much better data, much better infrastructure, and much more after-market support that simply isn't there for EVs.