Tesla Mannequin S Has 430,000 Miles On One Battery

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One of many many false claims EV critics, trolls, and FUD-whackers make is that in some way EV batteries simply magically and out of the blue cease working after some time. Their falsely claimed “die-off distance” could be when the EV has about 50,000 or 70,000 miles. A second half to their false declare about batteries carrying out shortly and dying is that the alternative would price $60,000. This too is fake and much more ludicrous.

Not too long ago, I watched a YouTube video on the AutoTrader channel a few Tesla Mannequin S that has 430,000 miles on it utilizing only one battery — and it’s nonetheless going. That distance, after all, is way, far past 50,000 miles or 70,000 miles, and there was no want for a very costly battery alternative. (Word: the Mannequin S within the featured picture above shouldn’t be the UK Tesla Mannequin S with nicely over 400,000 miles. A picture of that one was not obtainable.)

If you happen to watch the video, the man who owns the Mannequin S with over 400,000 miles on it has one other one identical to it as a result of he runs a taxi firm. The second Mannequin S has about 375,000 miles on it, additionally on only one battery. (He mentioned each vehicles are all authentic, which I take to imply the second additionally has the identical battery it got here with.)

The proprietor says for the Mannequin S with 430,000 miles there was some battery degradation equal to dropping about 65 miles of vary. That’s on a battery with 430,000 miles on it. (Gasoline financial system of gas-powered automobiles can decline over time as nicely. Nonetheless, the anti-EV crowd by no means, or not often, mentions this truth.)

The Tesla with nicely over 400,000 miles logged additionally nonetheless has the unique motor.

If you happen to learn the video’s consumer feedback, they echo the Mannequin S proprietor’s feedback about longevity and low possession prices.

“My S90D is close by the 300,000 miles, authentic battery pack too! finest automobile ever.”

“My 2017 Mannequin S has 260,000+ miles. Authentic battery and authentic motors. Really feel like a brand new automobile particularly with free software program and options replace now and again. By no means a automobile provides new and free options like this within the auto business.  Very glad that I made the acquisition 7 years in the past. Thanks God.”

“Not solely do EV batteries final means longer and degrade means lower than the mainstream media would really like you to consider, but in addition battery alternative prices are quickly coming down resulting from falling battery costs. Changing a Tesla battery is all the way down to ~10k at this level and can solely be ~5k in 3–5 years.”

My 2014 Mannequin S has 135,000 miles and it’s on the unique battery. I highway journey typically and supercharge it 95% of the time. The battery remains to be retaining 87% of its authentic capability. 265 miles vary new, present vary ( 2024 ) 233 miles. Charging between 20%–80% largely.”

The misinformed EV critics and skeptics who repeatedly say EV batteries die after a pair years of use are clearly fairly incorrect.

AutoTrader UK is the UK’s largest automotive digital market. It isn’t an environmental advocacy group, in order an info supply, it can’t be dismissed for having  a “inexperienced” bias. The AutoTrader UK web site options each gas-powered and electrical automobiles.

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