UPDATED: Tesla Model S Gets New 90-kWh Battery, ‘Ludicrous’ Performance Mode

July 18th, 2015 Comments Off on UPDATED: Tesla Model S Gets New 90-kWh Battery, ‘Ludicrous’ Performance Mode

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Musk called the upgrade “pretty awesome,” as is his wont.

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Tesla Model S#ElectricCar buyers are younger and more Affluent than hybrid owners. Read more ... » P85D ‘Insane’ mode acceleration [frame capture from DragTimes video]
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Musk called the new “Ludicrous” mode “an extension of Insane mode” past a speedFord starts manufacturing of Focus Electric in Germany. Read more ... » of 30 mph.

Musk said no chassis or suspension changes were needed, noting that with the right tires, the car will corner at 1g–which, he said, “most people have no idea what that feels like.”

The cell chemistry for the upgraded 90-kWh pack includes a new anode that adds silicon to the graphite, permitting the increase in performance.

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As far as any increase in sales due to the new version, Musk said, “I have no idea” in response to a journalist’s question.

“We thought these would be pretty awesome, so we did it.”

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The first deliveries of that pack will probably be ready for field deliveries late next month, Musk said.

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