Tesla has updated the range of Model S and Model X with a slight increase for state-of-the-art models.
During Tesla's Q3 earnings report, CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla's "incorrectly certified" Model S range:
"The base model S at this point has a range of 370 miles. Actually, it's technically 373, but we've actually certified the bug as 370, but it's 373. And there are some software improvements that we think will make it even better. ”
In April, Tesla introduced new versions of the Model S and Model X with new powertrains, upgraded suspension and few more upgrades.
This resulted in a new record of 370 kilometers for the Model S Long Range and a 325 mile range for the Model X Long Range.
Now Tesla has updated the Model S and Model X online design studios to increase the reach of each model by 3 miles:
The selection has not been increased on the EPA's website yet, but Tesla is starting to advertise the vehicles with the new range.
On top of the new range certification, it is expected that Tesla will also increase power and range through the optimization of electric motor control.
During a conference call with analysts after Tesla's Q3 201
I forgot to mention, we also expect it to be an over-the- air enhancement that will improve the power of the Model S, X and 3. By the way, it is coming in a few weeks. It should be in the order of 5% power improvement due to improved firmware.
Tesla Technology Director Drew Baglino said they have found ways to optimize engine management, and it should result in about “5% improvement for all Model 3 customers and 3% for Model S and Model X customers.
Musk said also that the upcoming update will also provide range improvements, single pedal driving, supercharge speed, comfort and feel.
Tesla started releasing an update with the increase in power, but we expect more updates with the other upgrades mentioned by Tesla's management.
We will update as we get more information about the engine optimization updates.
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