Batteries degrade over the course of time and it’s only natural. However, that creates a problem particularly for the electric cars, as in these cars batteries do more than just powering the headlights. Now, the good news is that Elon Musk’s Tesla has a solution for it. As it turns out, following some examination by a Dutch-Belgium Tesla owners group, they have found out that the American company has been quite protective about their estimations.
The electric vehicles producing company had estimated that its Model 3 car’s long-range battery will preserve almost 70% capacity after 120,000 miles of drive and the short-range one will retain the same amount of battery life following 100,000 miles of drive. However, now it appears that the testing group has discovered that not 70% but the Tesla long-range batteries in the Model 3 cars should be able to preserve about 90% battery capacity after 185,000 miles and the short-range batteries around 80% following 500,000 miles.
However, you should note that this testing was done by a comparatively small group of people – 350 owners in the group. It means that while the result appears to be exceptionally promising, it may change in the future, all the Tesla car owners may not experience the same amount of battery degradation rate.
Add to that, the Tesla Model 3 vehicles contain unique battery cells and also a new battery pack design. So, the result might not remain the same when other Tesla models also get included in the test.