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- Dec 17, 2019
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Thats the beauty of S3XY right? Tesla hasnt shown their full hand yet and undoubtedly have tricks up their sleeve still. While Elon said 300mi is the sweet spot, pressure from Lucid may change that tune slightly. until the last few weeks, I also thought they new battery tech was built into the CT numbers, with all the new info coming out though, Im not so sure anymore.There is little doubt in most peoples' minds that the numbers promised at the reveal had at least some of the anticipated improvements in battery tech baked in. At this point they should have a pretty good idea as to how the batteries they will put in the CT are going to perform. So, assuming as we all are, that they will announce batteries appreciably better than the current tech I don't expect much change in CT specs. But there is the possibility of change in S3XY. I don't know what to expect there. The improvements can be turned into lower cost or greater range or perhaps a mix. With Lucid likely to claim better range than the S (Sept 9) the temptation may be to go for range in the S. OTOH dropping the price of the 3 might be the good move there. ???
in your previous posts, you have shown that the mileage and range was possible with the current battery tech. This is actually another reason why i think there might be some variability in what is brought to market. When putting together the CT presentation, it would be totally feasible to bake the 'targeted' battery price into the truck to get the 'wow 'and still use the range of the current battery tech, as that was already heads and tails above everything else.