Tesla has expanded the range of its most recent Model S and Model X cars by 10 percent, presently capable of a maximum of 370 and 325 miles respectively. The expansion comes as the consequence of an updated drivetrain, and has been accomplished without rolling out any improvements to the cars’ current 100 kWh batteries. The cars can likewise charge quicker and have an improved suspension design.
The overhauls broaden Tesla’s range lead over a lot of its competition, who still battle to achieve the 300 mile EPA edge. The 2019 Nissan Leaf has a most extreme EPA scope of 226 miles, the Chevy Bolt gets 238 miles, Jaguar’s I-Pace was as of late given a 234-mile rating, and the Audi E-tron taps out at 204 miles.
At the opposite end of the market, Tesla additionally declared that it’s bringing back the standard range versions of the Model S and X. The 285 mile Model S will cost $78,000, while the 250 mile Model X will be $83,000. The progressions come in the wake of Tesla stopping online sales of the $35,000 Model 3 and adding Autopilot as standard to the remainder of its vehicles.
The new Model S and Model X cars will almost certainly charge all the more rapidly from Tesla’s Superchargers. They’ll have the capacity to draw 200kW from the company’s V3 charging stations, and 145kW from the V2. At the point when the V3 superchargers were first reported toward the start of March, the two cars were restricted to 120kW. Just the Model 3 can exploit their maximum rate of 250kW.
Outside of the new drivetrain design, the new Model S and Model X cars are likewise furnished with another air suspension system that Tesla says should feel softer while cruising and more responsive during “dynamic driving.” The company says it plans to continue upgrading the system with future software updates.
The new Tesla Model S and Model X are accessible beginning today. On the off chance that current owners of either car need to get one of the new models then Tesla will include the $20,000 Ludicrous Mode upgrade at no additional charge.