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Tesla: with 100-kWh battery from 0 to 100 in 2.5 seconds

Summarize the recent Coupe by Tesla Chief Elon Musk faster and further, but not cheaper . With the new 100-kWh battery, accelerated the model S from 0 to 100 in 2.5 seconds and has a range of over 600 km. You must shell out at least 135,000 dollars for the “fastest production car in the world”.

The new drive variant of Tesla is officially called “P100D”, where the P for performance, and D is the dual drive depending on an electric motor at the front and rear. About this technical term, Tesla drive simply calls “Ludicrous fashion” , “lunacy”mode.

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Tesla production in the United States: the new batteries shall be produced in the future in the Gigafactory in the Nevada desert. Photo: Tesla

And maybe it’s actually somewhat ludicrous, when a four-door sedan, in which five adults and two have children place, reached the acceleration performance of a heavily armed sportscar. The S model, which means: he needs only 2.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles, so at 96 km per hour.

The range of the Model S rises to 600 km

In fact, only two street sports car LaFerrari by Ferrari and the 918 could accelerate faster Spyder von Porsche the stressed Elon Musk at the presentation of the model S P100D. But these are limited, costing about a million dollars and would not be produced in series.

But even the base model S Tesla is no artsy and not to have sporting 135,000 dollars. Musk that is not exactly cheap, admits, but with each sale of the expensive model production of the smaller model will support Tesla 3. Tesla 3 to next year are produced and as a base model cost 31,000 euros.

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With the new battery, the model accelerates S in just 2.5 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. Photo: Tesla

In addition to the S model, also the heavier SUV, the X model of Tesla, can be equipped with the Super battery. The X faster then in 2.9 seconds to 100 km/h (or 60 miles per hour). The stronger battery also increases the range of cars.

With the S model to be now on the way up 613 km according to Tesla with a fully charged battery. With the model X is 542 km. With two models, the riders have access to Tesla’s supercharger network and can feed at longer distances on the road with free electricity.

Musk wants to produce batteries itself

The new batteries are not fully available but still. Although buyer of S and X models for their ordered or purchased cars for an additional fee can order a retrofit, but the production of larger battery packs is difficult, musk said. The 100-kWh battery although there are from the same cells, would have to be built together but different.

For the further development of Tesla wants to work together with Panasonic. This cooperation has already begun. Recently opened the first phase of construction giant battery factory in the Nevada desert. With the “GigaFactory 1”, more offshoots in other parts of the world should follow the Elon Musk wants to be independent of other battery manufacturers and produce supplies for its electric cars themselves.

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