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Munro Says Tesla Has Million Mile Batteries Installed and Expects Bigger Paradigm Shift for Battery Day

Sandy Munro has done ultra-detailed teardowns and reverse-engineering of Telsa cars. He describes how the thermal management used in the Tesla Model Y is vastly superior to other carmakers. This enables Tesla to have superior range. CEO Rahul Sonnad of Tesloop is using Tesla cars to take passengers to Las Vegas. They have Tesla cars that have been driven over 750,000 miles. Sandy thinks that battery day news will likely reveal new battery technology. This could be the Maxwell drycell technology or something solid-state. Elon said Tesla is open to supply software (autopilot), powertrain and batteries to other automakers. If
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Matt Chester on Aug 4, 2020 4:20 pm GMT

Million mile battery is one way to curb concerns about end-of-life battery recycling!

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Bob Meinetz on Aug 4, 2020 5:21 pm GMT

Brian, what's your source for the claim "[Sandy] Munro Says Tesla Has Million Mile Batteries Installed"? It's not in the article to which you link.

In 2018 Tesloop reported its Model S had driven 400,000 miles, but the initial battery only lasted 194,000 miles:

"The Model S has had its high voltage battery replaced twice under warranty at 194,000 and 324,000 miles. Battery degradation over the course of the first 194,000 miles was ~6% with multiple supercharges a day to 95-100%, instead of the recommended 90-95%. Between 194,000 and 324,000 miles Tesloop experienced battery degradation of ~22%."

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