Naturally, von Gemmingen’s time with his Model S hasn’t been completely care-free.
In his time with the car, a P85 model, von Gemmingen has had the battery replaced at around 292,000 miles while three electric motors have been replaced over the initial million kilometers with the car. Fortunately, these repairs were all covered under warranty, so it hasn’t been an expensive ownership period thus far. Considering that this was all achieved with a P85, an early version of the Model S with older battery tech and fewer electric motors, the future seems bright for owners of contemporary Tesla owners, especially with a million-mile battery in the cards. Competitors are going to have to match or better this kind of track record is Tesla’s stranglehold on the electric car market is ever to be loosened.