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    Tesla releases new Model S 100D with 335 miles of range – longest range EV in the world yet

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    We knew it was coming for a while now. Ever since Tesla introduced the P100D battery back for the Model S and X, but the automaker said at the time that it wanted to focus on making the performance version of the pack and that the non-performance would follow later.

    That is apparently today since Tesla quietly updated its online design studio early this morning and both the 100D version is available for both the Model S and X. more…

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      Edited: had just posted this on a new thread elsewhere than saw that Elektrek and MikeBot had pressed the post button at the exact same time so moved this complementary article from Gene @ Teslarati here! ;)

      While this interesting news of course currently concerns only Model S and X, it marks a step further in range offering which one can reasonably assume could be available later in Model ≡... Quite extraordinary too that it comes for a reasonable price difference... interested buyers could get a base Model ≡ in addition instead, if they don't need ultra fast performance!! :)
      http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-long-range-model-s-x-100d-335-miles/
       
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        Can someone explain the difference between Performance and non-Performance? Not impact but software and/or hardware differences.
         
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        Sure. Specifically talking about the S
        • Performance actually has a larger rear motor. Non-performance has the same motors front & rear. Take a look at the "Electric All-Wheel Drive" section on this page. Click between the "Dual Motor" button and the "P100D" button to see the difference.
        • Performance batteries have electronic fuses and higher-energy contacts as described here by Elon.
        I assume that the software is identical across all cars - features are activated/deactivated depending on what hardware the car has and what upgrades the owner has purchased.
         
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          Thanks, Garsh. As much as driving a rocket is fun, I think the money saved by buying a standard dual-drive is preferable for my Model 3.
           
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            This really excites me as I really want to maximize battery size for the maximum range but don't want to pay for peformance mode. Hopefully the price difference for the Model 3 will be structured in the same way.
             
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              one question, this is with the old batteries right, not these new battery format they just started making? would this mean, if new batteries have higher density, in a year or two we would have similar size pack with much higher mileage?
               
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                Yes but not in a year or two. Tesla has been improving range and performance by improving the cooling, electronics and number in a pack. The new cells are still an unknown quantity but a reasonable guess is 40 % better energy density and thus more power in the same area. The first model 3 will roll off the line with this advance and the battery pack for it might be made by may 2017.
                 
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                On the famous topic of NEDC vs. EPA range, intrigued to receive today an email from T≡SLA about this new version which announces an NEDC range of 632 kms... Considering the EPA quotes range is 335 miles (= 536 kms), this means close to 85% of NEDC... Thought the ratio was larger, or in any case, T≡SLA is definitively not overquoting the range on the NEDC range, contrary to the Europeans it seems... (cf. 600 kms for VW ID or Daimler EQ with a smaller battery?)... Intriguing...
                 

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