Tesla Motors Bumps Up Electric Mileage On Its Vehicles Again!

Tesla Motors Bumps Up Electric Mileage On Its Vehicles Again!

Published By News Desk at January 22, 2017 07:24 am

Tesla made a huge update on its Design Studio adding options for a 100D version of both the Model S and the Model X that utilize a 100 kWh battery pack to boost the range further

Tesla Motors Inc is aggressively attacking the problem that experts say have so far capped electric vehicle sales for the overall industry to shoot: electric drive range. Electric car fans have shown anxiety over the possibility of their vehicles running out of electric charge before the vehicle hits a charging point, leaving the market for plug-in vehicles still mostly to hybrid vehicles in the past.

Tesla’s advent though, and its two performance vehicles; the Model S and the Model X have changed perceptions drastically with unprecedented electric drive range, enough to ease the ‘range anxiety’ among electric car enthusiasts.

As if the range of Tesla’s cars was still not enough, the company recently made a massive update on its Design Studio adding options for a 100D version of the both the Model S and the Model X that utilize a 100 kWh battery pack to boost the range even further.

For a standard non-performance version of the Model S, the 100D version takes the range to a staggering 335 miles on a single charge. For the Model X, the same option bumps the range to just under 300 miles. For a vehicle weighing over 2.5 tons – that feat is truly commendable - and hard to beat.

Notably, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has said the company would likely stop at the 100 kWh battery pack as there apparently restrictions to how large the battery pack can be to fit inside a vehicle.

But in comes Tesla’s new ‘2170’ cell technology that packs a higher energy density and carried more electric charge per unit of space compared to the older cylindrical 18650 cell technology. The newer batteries – already in production at the Gigafactory – are solely to credit for, for the upgraded Powerwall energy storage device that carries almost twice the storage capacity as its original predecessor.

With time, there are expectations Tesla might dump the 18650 cell technology altogether, even for its electric cars which open the possibility for even a 400 mile plus Tesla electric car!



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