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.

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Dyna · January 24, 2017 at 8:20 am

That’s a pretty big assumption that the Model 3 will get a 100kwh pack. It’s not clear if 100kwh can even fit in the smaller 3, even fitting it in the S/X was tricky business. And while the 3 will be lighter it won’t be as light as one might expect because of the use of steel instead of aluminum. The 3’s biggest efficiency will come from its smaller size which will decrease drag and thus increase range.

Sid · January 24, 2017 at 9:19 am

Click bait speculation.

As of publish date Tesla has released ZERO info on 3 battery capacity options.

The comments made by Musk were only in reference to the S and X.

Gary Gendel · January 24, 2017 at 11:25 am

Though I admire Tesla, I think that this article is a bit disingenuous since the 100D is a pricy option. Once you do that you’re comparing vehicles at different price-points.

That said, it’s nice to know that it will be available for the 3.

Mort neff · January 24, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Another car for the rich.

    Brian · January 24, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    A great man, perhaps even two great men have said, “The goal of Tesla Motors has never been to sell one hundred thousand dollar sports cars. To rich people.”

    Perhaps you don’t know who the men I’m referring to are. Either way, it seems people are missing the big picture, even if this article, and articles in this publication about Tesla are typically inaccurate and misleading.

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