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Old 04-15-2019, 11:51 AM   #483
shikataganai
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Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO View Post
So the cars are equipped with all this mechanical capability but they only let you have it if you pay a certain amount? That seems wrong to me. That does not bother anybody else? Maybe it is more common that I am aware...

I guess if it does not bug the current buyers then so be it.
The OG "40 kWh" Model S was a software-locked 60 kWh one. No one bought that one, probably in no small part because it couldn't Supercharge.

Also see BMW only enabling CarPlay for a monthly subscription fee, or for that matter the whole 4-banger 320 vs 328 business. That's software-locked via the boost level, I believe.

If anything this is better for the $35k buyers. Pleather instead of cloth, the chance to upgrade at any date in the future, and the software lock forces them to not go to 100% SOC, which will be excellent for battery longevity down the road.
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