Battery Well being And Upkeep Prices Revealed

Tesla Mannequin 3 proprietor Lawrence, who has pushed almost 155,000 miles over the previous 5 years, shared his possession expertise by way of a YouTube video. Lawrence owns the 2018 Mannequin 3 Efficiency with twin motors and all-wheel drive, which might speed up from 0-60 miles per hour in simply 3.5 seconds. The 2018 model had 310 miles of EPA-estimated vary and an MSRP of $64,000.

Proper off the bat, Lawrence spoke about his Tesla Mannequin 3’s battery degradation. Referring to the Tessie app, which logs real-time vehicle data, Lawrence estimated that he misplaced between 8-11 p.c of battery capability in 5 years. The app confirmed 75.2-kilowatt hours of usable battery capability when his Mannequin 3 Efficiency was new, and now the utmost capability is 66.2 kWh – an 11.4 p.c loss over time.

By way of utilization sample, Lawrence loves exploring his Mannequin 3’s efficiency, and flooring the throttle regularly. He additionally usually makes use of the Tesla Supercharger.

“There’s conflicting knowledge on whether or not supercharging is dangerous for battery well being or not. In comparison with homeowners who largely use gradual charging, there’s a negligible distinction,” he stated. He additionally added that the drop in most vary isn’t noticeable every day.

Do not forget that battery well being is impacted by quite a few components like local weather, driving type, terrain, charging patterns, and extra. One other Mannequin 3 proprietor, Ed Fressler, reported to have misplaced simply 6 p.c battery capability after 100,000 miles, whereas our buddy Kyle Conner misplaced about 11 p.c vary after reaching the identical milestone.

Subsequent, Lawrence spoke about upkeep. He prevented the usual service till 145,000 miles. “I wished to see how far it could go earlier than one thing broke,” he stated. Ultimately, he needed to substitute the next elements: the charging socket ($600), one of many higher management arms ($300), 12V battery ($125), and the cabin air filter which he bought from Amazon for $15.

He additionally changed the Mannequin 3’s unique Michelin 4S tires – which value $400 per tire – with a less expensive Chinese language various. He stated the Triangle tires value him simply $75 per tire. After 5 years and 155,000 miles, Lawrence spent about $2000 in total upkeep prices, which is fairly exceptional.

Despite the fact that research have revealed that EVs require much less upkeep than gasoline vehicles, they’re not maintenance-free, and preserving your car well being in test can positively influence highway security and longevity. Tesla listed service recommendations to keep up optimum car well being. 

That stated, watch Lawrence’s possession evaluate above to seek out out extra concerning the Mannequin 3’s inside, high quality points, and the Full Self-Driving Beta function replace that he lately acquired. Additionally, tell us within the feedback what you consider the Mannequin 3. How does it age in comparison with different EVs?