Initially, Tesla had reserved the largest battery in its line for performance models of the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV. But now, the automaker is offering the 100kWh battery in its regular Model S and Model X too.
With that, both the models now come with significantly more range. The Model S 100D is rated at 335 miles of range, 20 more than the P100D and 41 more than the 90D, despite costing $42,000 less.
The Model X 100D, on the other hand, has 6 more miles than the P100D version and 40 miles more than the 90D variant. This model sells for $37,000 less than the performance variant of the car.
Last winter, Elon Musk revealed that Tesla “will probably stop” at the 100kWh battery as going further will add extra weight and money to the cost of the car. So, we can expect that the Model 3 will be fitted with this unit too.
The 100kWh battery would give the upcoming Model 3 even more range and that’s because the Model 3 is a lot lighter. The 60kWh battery of the new Bolt and Leaf looks like nothing in comparison.
That’s not all – Tesla’s vast Supercharger network gives all its vehicles an instant advantage against rivals.