Tesla has a new, larger battery option for the Model S and Model X line of electric vehicles, which includes an improved Ludicrous Mode that boasts a 2.5 second 0-60 miles per hour time on the Model S, which is 0.1 second faster than the Model S's previous max, and only 0.2 seconds off one of the fastest accelerating production cars available.
It's not like this news was a secret about Tesla Motors offering a 100-kwh battery pack for two of their models.
The battery is available in both the Model S and Model X, an SUV, that can now accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds, according to the company, making it the fastest SUV in the world. Tesla said it has the longest range without needing a recharge of any electric vehicle, by far.
DETROIT-Tesla Motors's Model S electric auto is now the quickest production vehicle in the world from zero to 60 miles per hour.
Both vehicles, however, are not cheap. Notably, only other cars faster than the Model S P100D Ludicrous are no longer on sale and cost over $1 million.
Elon Musk confirmed the arrival of the new 100kWh batteries to Autocar during a conference call. The P90D version of the Model X provided 250 miles of range. The Model X's estimated max range is now 289 miles.
Tesla has just announced a new, even faster version of its Model S electric vehicle; the P100D.
Existing P90D can opt for the larger battery if they've got $20,000 laying around. The company is also giving the option where customers waiting for their P90 D Ludicrous model can upgrade to the 100 kWh battery by paying an additional sum of $10,000. Tesla's P100D sedan will cost $134,500 and the SUV $135,500.
The Model 3 is smaller and more affordable vehicle that now is in the development stage.