Range is important for any vehicle, but even more so for pure electric vehicles. Now, Tesla helps ease the pain of range anxiety with the new P100D with a 100kWh battery, allowing it to go more than 300 miles on single charge.
Rumors that Tesla was working on an extended range version popped up a few days ago, when the reference "P100D" showed in some certification papers, and now Tesla has announced the P100D officially.
The Model S P100D becomes the new top-of-the-line Tesla (besides the Model X P100D) and it has a range of 315 miles on the EPA cycle (the Model X has a 289 mile range), while keeping the same insane "ludricous" acceleration mode of 0-60mph in just 2.5s (2.9s in the Model X).
Unfortunately, this extra range doesn't come cheap, though Tesla does offer a upgrade option for customers with P90D's.
Tesla customers who have ordered a P90D Ludicrous, but not taken delivery, can upgrade to the 100 kWh pack for $10,000. Existing P90D Ludicrous owners can also upgrade to a 100 kWh pack, but for $20,000, as their used 90 kWh pack will have to be recycled.Unfortunately, they said nothing about the upcoming Auto Pilot 2.0 with enhanced self-driving capabilities. We'll have to wait a bit longer for that... (but not much I imagine, as lots of customers are also waiting for it before pressing the "buy" button...)