Research finds that Model S and Model X batteries last even longer than we thought
If you're a current or prospective Tesla owner worried about significant battery degradation, the good news is that you don't have much to worry about. Though it's a simple fact of physics that lithium-ion batteries lose capacity over time, some unofficial research from a group of Tesla owners in Europe suggests that Tesla vehicles can rack up quite a bit of mileage before any discernible battery degradation kicks in.
As noted via a tweet from Maarten Steinbuch, the latest data reveals that Tesla vehicles on average can rack up approximately 31,000 miles before a 1% drop in battery capacity is detected. Beyond that, the latest data reveals that Tesla vehicles that accumulate approximately 168,000 miles retain about 91% of their original battery capacity. Truth be told, that's not too bad all things considered.
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