When an EV reaches more than 1.5 million km and is Tesla, it’s definitely a news story that impresses at first and shows that the electric vehicles are here to stay. This particular feat impresses, but what about the reliability of the Model S?
Mr. Hansjörg von Gemmingen-Hornberg, who lives in Germany and works as a taxi driver behind the wheel of a purely electric red Tesla Model S. This is a Model S P85 with a battery with a capacity of 85 kWh and an acceleration capacity of 0-96 km/h in just 4.2 seconds.
The first thing they would think of asking him is whether the autonomy with a full charge of the battery is enough to take off the shift. But when you learn that this model S has traveled more than 1.5 million km. then your focus is on Tesla’s credibility.
According to Hansjörg von Gemmingen-Hornberg, it travels an average of 241,000 km per year, while to reach this record km. had to change the battery to 112,000 km. (covered by warranty), placing for 58,000 km. a temporary one until it acquires the existing one, which is the third, with which it is estimated that it has covered more than 1 million km.
However, the damage was not only limited to the battery, but also to the electric motor (mounted on the rear axle) which was replaced three times. What we would like to know is how much the above changes of batteries and electric motors cost, but it is not revealed…