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I thought I'd search for this, but there doesn't seem to be Search function?

Question is and I think the answer is no, but wanted to confirm, can I order the 40 or 60 option now and then in 8 years, when the battery costs are low, swap it out for the larger battery?
I am not finding any battery sizing (physical dimensions) of each battery to see if this is even viable from a size perspective?
If it is just densely packed with greater cells, but the same physical dimensions, i guess it would be theoretically possible, but would the other electronics be fine and would Tesla allow it?

Also, is it likely that with the advances in battery tech=reduction in costs (read somewhere about 8% cheaper every year), that Tesla would drop the prices of battery replacement at say, the 8 year mark from the current $8k replacement cost for 40Kwh (and $10k for 60, $12K for 80) or are these replacement prices already factoring in this 8%?

Thanks in advance,
KG

drp | January 17, 2013

Quick answer… No and no. It has been on some other threads but I don't know where they are right now but the consensus is no and no.

Heartland | January 17, 2013

The answer is on the bulletin board. And it is NO.

kgdg | January 17, 2013

ok thanks, that is what i thought...
Theresa, answer is on the bulletin board, but is there a good way to look it up other than going through each page?
I was hoping to do a search, so I wouldn't have to ask at all, but there doesn't seem to be a search option.

Heartland | January 17, 2013

I am not trying to be sarcastic here but there are not that many questions on the bulletin board. And I mean bulletin board not the forum which is where you are currently. The question is posted and then the answer is given on the BB.

nickjhowe | January 17, 2013

To avoid any confusion, when we say "bulletin board" we mean the particular sub forum where Tesla posts answers to questions (and you can ask them) http://www.teslamotors.com/forums/inside-tesla/tesla-bulletin-board and not the general forums or TMC.

There are only 19 questions/answers, so no need for search there (yet).

bsimoes | January 17, 2013

Speaking of which, weren't there 25 questions on the bulletin board? What happened/which ones were removed...and why?

Brian H | January 17, 2013

Search can be done at volkerize.com , or DIY by including site:www.teslamotors/forum/forums in the search field of any search engine. That "site:..." trick applies to any site you want to search, of course. Just shorten to "site:www.teslamotors.com " if you want to include all the official pages also.