Elon Musk makes huge claims about Mannequin Three on Twitter, Auto Information, Automobilnews
San Francisco: The physique and drive unit of Electrical Car (EV)-maker Tesla’s Mannequin Three Sedan can final upto 1 million miles whereas the battery can last as long as 500,000 miles, stated firm Chief Govt Officer Elon Musk.”Mannequin Three drive unit and physique is designed like a industrial truck for one million mile life. Present battery modules ought to final 300okay to 500okay miles (1,500 cycles). Changing modules (not pack) will solely value $5k to $7k,” Musk wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
The billionaire made this declare to his 25.7 million followers in context Mannequin 3’s worth being utilized in an autonomous ride-hailing fleet.
“What he meant is that the automobiles would change into revenue-generating belongings as they combine this autonomous ride-hailing fleet, which has been dubbed the ‘Tesla Community’,” Electrek reported.
The worth of the Mannequin Three on the Tesla Community would rely upon what number of miles it might put in it, which in response to Musk is as much as 1 million miles inside two or three battery module replacements.Regardless that Tesla wouldn’t exchange a complete battery pack, the corporate is keen to supply battery module replacements for between $5,000 and $7,000.
“Assuming that $5,000 to $7,000 for the battery modules means the price for the Normal Vary Plus and Lengthy Vary battery modules, it might imply a value of roughly $100 per kWh on the battery module stage, which is sensible,” the report added.
“At a price of $1 per mile, we’re speaking a couple of potential of at the very least $300,000 in income earlier than having to presumably exchange the battery modules.”
The EV-maker lately introduced huge worth cuts for its high-end Mannequin S after shifting to online-only gross sales.
The long-range Mannequin S is now priced $83,000 down from $96,000 earlier than financial savings.
The massive worth minimize by the EV maker comes lower than two months after it determined to cease manufacturing Mannequin S with a 75kWh battery pack, opting as an alternative to solely promote variations with a 100kWh pack.