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Tesla books over $8bn in overnight sales claims Elon Musk

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Re: The elephant in the room...

"At this point, some will jump in to point out that the battery pack is going to last far longer than a decade"

The more you use them the faster they wear out, the deeper and quicker you charge/discharge them the faster they wear out. The higher the temperature you keep them at the faster they wear out (without using them at all).

As they wear the capacity and so range drops which is already a weak point for EVs.

There will be a range of battery lives. I agree it is hard to see people thinking battery replacement is economical and resale value of cars with weak batteries will be dire. I guess most Teslas (and other pure EVs) will be scrapped before being 10 years old.

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