Upgraded battery pack pushes the limit and turns Tesla as world’s fastest electric car

Upgraded battery pack pushes the limit and turns Tesla as world’s fastest electric car

On Tuesday, Tesla Motors said that it is coming up with a new version of its Model S all-electric sedan that can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just two-and-a-half seconds. Announcing on Tuesday, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said that larger upgraded battery pack is behind super-fast acceleration.

The battery pack will be of 100 kilowatt, which will turn the P100D, the high-end version of the Model S sedan, as the world’s fastest accelerating car in production. Not only P100D, Tesla has said that the battery pack would also be available for performance version of the Model X sport utility vehicle.

With the new battery pack, the Silicon Valley automaker said that the driving range of the vehicles would also increase. With the new range, driver would be able to travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles without recharging.

According to Musk, these steps will influence people to consider that the electric is the future. Though it is big news, experts do not think that it would bring any sort of change in challenges being faced by the company, ranging from production, finances to regulation.

Tesla said that those who have ordered a so-called Model S P90D Ludicrous and their delivery is pending can upgrade to the 100 kWh pack by paying $10,000. Existing owners can upgrade by paying $20,000 because the old pack would require recycling.

Tesla also admitted that it is not easy for the company to take black P90Ds from people who are interested in the upgrade. Elon thinks that they might be able to do around 200 cars a week. But they are working to increase the number.

Musk has also affirmed that Model S and X vehicles with the upgraded batteries will help funding the more affordable Model 3, which is still in development.


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