Published on June 13th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Tesla Model S 90D version Capable of 300 mile range
Hot news in from the world of electric car motoring. The updated 2016 Tesla Model S 90D version is the first 300-mile mass-produced electric car. The updated Model S electric luxury sedan unveiled last month, with new frontal styling and other aerodynamic tweaks, has one version, the 90D and it is rated at 294 miles of combined EPA range.
The highway range on the Model S 90D, with the largest available battery pack and all-wheel drive, is actually 303 miles. This is the first time the EPA has rated any production electric car at more than 300 miles of range on any cycle.
Granted, real-world ranges may be lower due to speed, driving style, temperature, and a host of other factors, but a 300-mile rating is impressive and hard for the German and Japanese rivals to beat.
What is still pending is the range rating the EPA would have given to the pre-update Model S with the larger 90-kilowatt-hour battery pack.
Tesla Motors has issued a statement that for now 2,000 Tesla Roadsters can accept that upgrade, and it costs USD30,000 per car whereas the Model S 90D is available immediately for markets where it is for sale.