Monday, May 20, 2024

Tesla’s Model S and X get range, power boosts

How much maximum range have you ever expected for an electric car in a single charge? 200… 250?

For years, Tesla is providing the most efficient electric vehicles that can cover a longer distance in a single charge. And now they are making some changes to new electric motors to extend the range of it’s Model S and Model X Long Range variants, which can now cover 370 miles and 325 miles EPA-rated range respectively on a single charge.

Using the same 100kWh battery pack, an all-new drivetrain design and architecture updates will allow drivers to travel farther than ever before, charging less frequently and getting more range out of every dollar spent on charging.

According to the company, the extra range comes from better cooling, lubrication, and bearings, along with better gear designs.

It uses a new permanent-magnet motor up front and induction motor on the rear, in addition to other number of smaller changes, offer this enhanced utilization of the capacity slung in the low-mounted battery pack. In the blog, Tesla also claimed that the upgraded version will be 93% efficient, accompanied by significantly more torque and power to increase the performance.

It will also come with improved 0-60 mph times for the Long Range and Standard Range models. The base Model S will do the sprint in 4 seconds and the Long Range trim will do it in 3.7 seconds (a 0.4-second improvement). The base Model X will hit 60 in 4.6 seconds with the Long Range trim doing it in 4.4 seconds.

This is not the end! New more efficient design, Model S and Model X are now capable of achieving 200 kW on V3 Superchargers and 145 kW on V2 Superchargers. Together, these improvements enable our customers to recharge their miles 50% faster. There’s also now automatically adaptive air suspension available that will adjust based on driving style and road conditions.

The company has also introduced an updated Standard Range Model S. The Model S Standard Range can go 285 miles and starts at $78,000, which is $10,000 less than the Long Range trim. The Model X Standard Range will go 250 miles and starts at $83,000, again $10,000 less than the Long Range. Tesla also is offering current Model S and X owners free Ludicrous Mode if they buy a new Performance model Model S or X. The option runs $20,000 otherwise.