Tesla Model S P100D: new fastest car in the world revealedAugust 23, 2016
Tesla announced today that it’s releasing a 100-kwh battery pack for the Tesla Model S and Model X. The new P100D models will sit at the top of the Tesla range, giving the Model S 315 miles of all-electric range and thereby making it the first EV to top the 300-mile mark.
The Model X P100D will have a range of 289 miles. According to Teslathe Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode will be the quickest accelerating production car – if you don’t count the Porsche 918 or Ferrari LaFerrari – in the world with a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds.
The Model S P100D will start at $134,500 and the Model X 100D will start at $135,500, but Model S and Model X P90D owners can upgrade their battery packs for $20,000. If an owner has already ordered a P90D but hasn’t taken delivery, they can spend an extra $10,000 for the extra power and range. Tesla says the extra $10,000 goes to recycling the old battery pack.
It’ll be limited to a small number of cars at first, with Musk noting that despite a relatively small increase in capacity it’s much more difficult to produce.
The P100D will contain a 100kWh battery – increasing performance over the existing P90D model. Despite having the same power output as the 90kWh battery, range is up to 613km (381 miles). An increased 0-60mph time as low as 2.5 seconds is possible. The Model X P100D manages the 0-60mph sprint in 2.9 seconds, with a range of 337 miles.
Musk said the charge rate is unchanged on one of Tesla’s Supercharger fast charging stations – though as there’s more miles to charge it it might take a little longer.
Further upgrades for the Model S this year include an increase in charger size from 40 amps to 48 amps, allowing shorter charging times both at home and public charging points.