Tesla Discontinues 10-kWh Battery Powerwall

Posted: Mar 22 2016, 12:37pm CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Tesla Discontinues 10-kWh Battery Powerwall
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  • Tesla discontinues the 10-kWh battery Powerwall from Tesla Energy!

The Powerwall worth $3,500 is no longer present on the official Tesla website.

Tesla has a history of quietly discontinuing its lowest products in a range. Previously Tesla discontinued the 40-kWh battery pack. The rear-wheel drive-only version was scraped from the bigger-battery Model S versions.

However one of Tesla Energy’s biggest product was just discontinued. Recently fans noticed the 10-kWh battery pack at Powerwall was no longer mentioned on their website. The $3,500 Powerwall has disappeared from the Tesla website leading us to believe it has been discontinued.

The Powerwall descriptions on the website are only showing other options. The description states every Powerwall has a 6.4 kWh energy storage capacity.

The capacity is sufficient to power most homes during the evening. The electricity is generated by solar panels during the day. Tesla site also mentions multiple batteries can be installed together for homes with greater energy needs.

A Tesla spokesperson told Greentech Media (via AutoBlog):

We have seen enormous interest in the Daily Powerwall worldwide. The Daily Powerwall supports daily use applications like solar self-consumption plus backup power applications, and can offer backup simply by modifying the way it is installed in a home. Due to the interest, we have decided to focus entirely on building and deploying the 7-kilowatt-hour Daily Powerwall at this time.

It seems the 7-kWh option is the only Powerwall left according to a Tesla spokesperson. The battery worth $3,000 is the only one left because there's no demand for the bigger version.

The 10-kWh model could have been used for 500 charge-discharge cycles. It was more than enough, but the cheaper 7-kWh system wouldn't offer as much utility.

According to Tesla, the Daily Powerwall is applicable for solar self-consumption. It is also applicable for backup power applications. The interest in Daily Powerwall has increased considerably. So Tesla has decided to focus on the 7-kilowatt-hour Daily Powerwall.

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