Tesla’s Batteries Will Apparently Degrade Slower Than Advertised

Batteries degrade over time and this is a problem especially in electric cars when the battery does more than just power your car’s lights. However the good news is that apparently after some testing by a Dutch-Belgium Tesla owners group, they have discovered that Tesla has been somewhat conservative with their estimates.For those unfamiliar with Tesla’s estimates, the company had estimated that the battery on its Model 3 cars will retain about 70% battery capacity after 120,000 miles for its long-range battery, and about 100,000 miles for its short-range battery. However based on the testing done by the group, they theorized that Tesla’s batteries should hold about 90% capacity even after 185,000 miles and about 80% after 500,000 miles.However it should be noted that this is a relatively small sample of 350 owners in the group, which means that while it does appear to be promising, there’s no guarantee that all Tesla car owners will experience the same battery degradation rate as others, especially since th

Tesla batteries will live longer than expected, survey finds

Tesla batteries retain over 90 percent of their charging power after 160,000 miles, according to data gathered by a Dutch-Belgium Tesla owners group. According to its survey of over ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Engadget

Tesla batteries retain more than 90% capacity past 160,000 miles, informal study shows

While traditional gasoline powered cars can more or less travel the same distance on a tank of gas over their whole lifetime, electric cars don't quite work that way. Electric batteries degrade ...

Sun 15 Apr 18 from Techspot

Tesla Batteries Have 90% Capacity After 160,000 Miles, May Last For 500,000 miles

A group of European drivers report that battery degradation for their Tesla automobiles has been lower than expected. They predict the battery in a Model S or Model X will still have 80% capacity ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from CleanTechnica

Tesla batteries last longer than expected

A survey of over 350 Tesla car owners found that their auto’s battery is lasting longer than expected, reports Electrek. While Tesla cars saw their battery capacity drop by 5% after only ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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