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    Tesla strangely starts delivering new 85 kWh battery packs software-locked at 75 kWh

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    By discontinuing its Model S option for a 75 kWh battery pack software-locked to 60 kWh, Tesla removed all software-limited battery pack options on its new vehicles.

    Now it looks like Tesla is quietly bringing back the feature with a new 85 kWh battery pack – a battery pack size that was also discontinued last year. more…

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    Model S has 100kWh on the top end, they discontinued the 90kWh and now delivering software locked 85kWh batteries as 75kWh. I read this as purposefully positioning and adjusting Model S configs to make room for Model 3 coming in at 60kWh as base and 75kWh premium models.
     
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      Makes sense. I was enticipating this. Starting S battery should be bigger than premium 3.
      Making AWD standard in S is also a good move.
      Now they just need to completely refresh interior. Fix all those quirks people have been compaining about for sometime and they are all set.
       
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        I was not, however, anticipating Tesla bringing back software-locked batteries.

        I'd love to find out how offering that in the past has worked out for them.
         
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        S85D hypothetical range 285 or 293 (extrapolated; probably not exactly the same as before).

        Model 3 75D less range than this, or more? I'm guessing just slightly less (on purpose) so that S always wins on range.
         
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          I think range of 3 75d would be around 305.

          Thar don't want to anti sell 3 by giving less range. That would make 3 less competitive compared to other ev of same size.
           
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            Oh trust me, I would love for my 3 to have 305 miles of range. That said tho, Elon tweeted that the 3 was like an S but smaller and with less range, so I'm speculating that they decided to bump the base S to 85 (in lieu of 80) specifically so that it would have more range than any version of the 3.
             
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