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Old 11-16-2017, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
Amusingly, they also commonly have problems with their battery. Not the big one, though. The standard 12v lead-acid that every Tesla still includes because all of the off-the-shelf components still run on 12v, and it's convenient to have a small buffer.
Yeah I read about that. I guess Tesla assumed the car would always (or nearly always) be plugged in when sitting, and didn't manage key-off load for the 12 volt electronics. repeated deep discharges will kill a lead acid battery in short order.