Tesla’s cars are now among a fastest on Earth.
The association pronounced Tuesday that a new battery will concede a Model S to go from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.5 seconds — creation it a fastest prolongation automobile in a world.
To be fair, a Porsche 918 Spyder and a LaFerrari are both able of that acceleration. But both of those cars were “limited run, million dollar vehicles” that are no longer for sale, Tesla pronounced in a blog post.
But Tesla’s new, speedier cars will be most reduction expensive, starting during about $134,000.
The new battery is dubbed a P100D — “P” is for opening — and it will be accessible for Tesla’s Model S sedans and Model X SUVs.
“While a P100D Ludicrous is apparently an costly vehicle, we wish to stress that each sale helps compensate for a smaller and most some-more affordable Tesla Model 3 that is in development,” a association said, referencing a new mass-market indication entrance subsequent year.
“Without business peaceful to buy a costly Model S and X, we would be incompetent to account a smaller, some-more affordable Model 3 development.”
The new 100 kWh battery will also give a Model S a operation of 315 miles before it needs a charge.
With a P100D battery, a Model X will go from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.9 seconds and have a pushing operation of adult to 289 miles.
Related: Tesla reveals ‘cheaper’ Model X SUV
Customers who have already placed orders for a automobile with a P90D battery can ascent to a P100D for an additional $10,000. Owners of cars with a P90D that are already on a highway can barter their battery container for a $20,000 price (including a battery recycling fee.)
Earlier this month, Telsa CEO Elon Musk told investors that he skeleton to unveil dual new products — a semi-truck and minibus — someday before Spring 2017. He expects both of those products to enter prolongation in reduction than 5 years.
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