Tesla updates the warranty on Model S and X vehicles to introduce battery mileage limits, but older vehicles are grandfathered

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Probably the biggest question still asked by those considering to purchase an electric vehicle (EV) is about battery life, and how quickly the battery degrades. If you were to purchase a Tesla Model S or Model X, you wouldn’t have to worry too much as the warranty on these vehicles was for 8 years and unlimited mileage.

But recent changes to the warranty documents available on Tesla’s website show that there are now mileage limits. The new terms of the agreement state that the warranty on the battery and drive unit is 8 years or 150,000 miles (240,000km), whichever comes first, with minimum 70% retention of battery capacity.

Tesla Model S X battery warranty

According to our contacts at Tesla, the new warranty terms are effective for the Model S and X as of January 29, 2020 (as stated on the cover page of the warranty document). Any Model S or X purchased prior to that date is subject to the terms and conditions of the prior agreement, which should be available in your Tesla account.

To access the warranty, log in to your Tesla Account and under ‘View Details’, click on view ‘Order Agreement’, and finally follow the link in the warranty section. It is also suggested you save a local copy of these documentations for your information just in case.

Let us know in the comments below if you have the new terms in your warranty document in your Tesla account.

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