Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tesla P100D can drive over 300 miles before recharging

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...)

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