14 Jul '13, 12pm

Plug In America study projects Tesla Roadster packs will retain 80-85% capacity after 100K miles

Plug In America study projects Tesla Roadster packs will retain 80-85% capacity after 100K miles 14 July 2013 Capacity of Tesla Roadster batteries versus miles driven using the three types of capacity measurement: range mode (blue diamonds), standard mode (red squares), and calculated Ah capacity (green triangles). n=122. Source: PIA. Click to enlarge. A study of Tesla Roadster user data published by plug-in vehicle advocacy organization Plug In America (PIA) projects that the battery packs in the Roadsters will retain 80-85% of capacity after 100,000 miles (160,934 km) driven. The finding, released at the Teslive Tesla users conference (a partnership between Tesla Motors Club (TMC) and Tesla Motors), bests initial projections set by Tesla Motors in 2006 which suggested a 70% capacity retention after five years and 50,000 miles driven, said Tom Saxton, Plug In America’s ch...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/07/pia-20130714.html

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