Tesla has just launched their Model S 100D, which has already made electric vehicle (EV) history as it boasts a record-breaking EPA-estimated range of 335 miles. But the high range doesn’t compromise on the speed either, as it also has a top speed of 155 mph just like the S 90D, the S 100D.
The car can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in a mere 2.4 seconds, and if you are looking for a high-performance EV, Model S 100D is now the car to beat. It has a 20-mile improvement when compared with the Model S P100D, the S 100D, and although it accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour 0.1 seconds faster than P100D, the car costs $30,000 less than the P100D. It also includes the same 100 kWh battery pack, making it a really sweet deal!
Surprisingly, Tesla has launched their car with very little promotion, and has virtually launched no advertisements but instead have quietly added an update to their online design studio. The new S 100D will start at $95,000, only about $3,000 more than the 90D while giving an extra range of 41 miles.
Both of cars have pretty much identical equipment aside from the different battery packs and as of December 2016, all these cars come with “collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking,” according to the design studio website. With the addition of this smart and affordable new S 100D, Tesla could hope to see a fresh boost in sales.
As usual, Tesla leads the way again. Yes, I know that most people will not be buying a $100,000 car. The technology will soon be available in cheaper models. Like all companies, they want to skim the cream off the top of the market to recoup part of their investment. Then they will make up the rest and profit in volume sales. Elon Musk did not become wealthy, no matter how good his intentions, by being stupid.