The Tesla Model S now boasts an 8-year infinite mile warranty on both its drive train and its battery. Previously the infinite mileage only applied to the battery. This warranty also covers numerous owners with the warranty carrying over to successive buyers during those eight years.
Prior to this announcement, the Tesla Model S came with just a four-year or 50,000 mile warranty with owners having the option to extend that out to 100,000 miles for an extra $4,000. They’ve also applied this new warranty retroactively, so even those who purchased their Tesla prior to this change can take advantage of the improved warranty coverage.
According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk on the Tesla Blog, ” In hindsight, this should have been our policy from the beginning of the Model S program. If we truly believe that electric motors are fundamentally more reliable than gasoline engines, with far fewer moving parts and no oily residue or combustion byproducts to gum up the works, then our warranty policy should reflect that.”
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