Wednesday, February 22, 2012


That's what I'd file this Tesla design issue under. Or maybe the customer service that Tesla is providing. If I hadn't already been worried about discharges stranding me, I know this issue would prevent me from purchasing this vehicle. The CS and tracking, arguably not well disclosed would be secondary, but also important reasons.

I can't understand how Tesla does this. If you have always on systems, why not connect those to a secondary batter, like the Prius does? In this way, the main battery could potentially hold a charge much longer, even a tiny one. If the other battery dies, you replace it, like any other car, and bring your "systems" on line.

I would hope Tesla engineers brought this to the attention of management and were told it wasn't a big enough issue. I can't imagine them being that stupid.

I can imagine management being that stupid.

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