Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced today that the Tesla Model S drive unit warranty has been extended to match that of the battery pack. That means the 85 kWh Tesla S, now has an 8 year, infinite mile warranty on both the battery pack and drive unit. It will cover all the owners of the cars, new or used.
The warranty extension will apply retroactively to all Model S vehicles ever produced.
Musk noted that in hindsight, it should have been the Tesla policy from the beginning of the Model S program.
He reported that if the company truly believed 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 the warranty policy should reflect that.
Model S drivetrain warranty increased to infinite miles, applies retroactively … http://t.co/0Gwukwj6qT
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 15, 2014