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Model 3: Tesla guarantees battery capacity of at least 70% over the warranty period

Li-ion batteries experience a loss of capacity over time. This is completely normal and can vary greatly depending on use and time period. Data surveys show that Tesla vehicles still have over 90% of the original battery capacity even after 200,000 kilometers. The loss of range is therefore rather small, even after years.

Now Tesla has published the warranty manual for the Tesla Model 3 (via Electrek), which provides more detailed information about the condition the company guarantees for the vehicle. The Model 3 shares the new vehicle warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles (80,000 km) with the Model S and Model X - whichever comes first.

The difference between Model S / X and Model 3, however, was in the powertrain. Although this also has an 8-year guarantee on the Model 3, in contrast to the higher-priced models, this is limited as follows:

  • 100,000 miles (160,000 km) for the standard battery
  • 120,000 miles (192,000 km) for the long range battery

In contrast, however, the Model 3 has a guarantee of available battery capacity - something the Model S / X doesn't. Over the warranty period of 8 years or the corresponding kilometers traveled (whichever comes first), Tesla guarantees an available battery capacity of at least 70%. So far, Tesla has not given such a guarantee on any vehicle.

Other manufacturers also offer such guarantees on the battery capacity. With the Bolt, Chevy offers a guarantee of 60% of the battery capacity within 8 years or 100,000 miles. The Nissan Leaf (30 kWh) guarantees about 66% of the battery capacity over the same period or the same number of kilometers. However, Tesla guarantees the highest battery capacity of all.

The electric car maker is confident that the battery capacity will decrease, similar to that of the Model S / X. This means that experience has shown that even after 8 years you can still count on a capacity of over 80%.

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