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Tesla releases new, longer series Model S and Model X with powertrain, suspension upgrades, and more

Tesla announced today that it is developing new versions of model S and model X with new drivers, upgraded suspension and more. New Tesla Drivetrain Over the past few weeks, we have reported on a series of upgrades that Tesla plans to include in the Model S and Model X lineup – starting with new drivers. As expected, Tesla takes its new synchronous resistance motor with permanent magnet, first developed for model 3, for model S and model X. When we first reported on the upgrades, we knew that the new engines were more efficient, but we couldn't say how it would be translated into longer intervals exactly. Tesla now says it results in "An improvement of more than 1 0% in the range": "The net effect is an improvement of the range of more than 10%, with efficiency improvements in both directions when energy flows out of the battery during Acceleration and back into the battery through regenerative braking. In addition to adding intervals, the power and torque increase significantly across all Model S and Model X variants, improving 0-60 mph times for our long-range and standard series models. " The Long Range versions of the Model S and Model X can now travel 370 miles and 325 miles, respectively, based on the EPA cycle. According to a blog post about the changes, the Long Range versions still use the same 100 kWh battery. Tesla also takes back a "Standard Range" for both vehicles – an option that has…

Tesla announced today that it is developing new versions of model S and model X with new drivers, upgraded suspension and more.

New Tesla Drivetrain

Over the past few weeks, we have reported on a series of upgrades that Tesla plans to include in the Model S and Model X lineup – starting with new drivers.

As expected, Tesla takes its new synchronous resistance motor with permanent magnet, first developed for model 3, for model S and model X.

When we first reported on the upgrades, we knew that the new engines were more efficient, but we couldn’t say how it would be translated into longer intervals exactly.

Tesla now says it results in “An improvement of more than 1

0% in the range”:

“The net effect is an improvement of the range of more than 10%, with efficiency improvements in both directions when energy flows out of the battery during Acceleration and back into the battery through regenerative braking. In addition to adding intervals, the power and torque increase significantly across all Model S and Model X variants, improving 0-60 mph times for our long-range and standard series models. “

The Long Range versions of the Model S and Model X can now travel 370 miles and 325 miles, respectively, based on the EPA cycle.

According to a blog post about the changes, the Long Range versions still use the same 100 kWh battery.

Tesla also takes back a “Standard Range” for both vehicles – an option that has been on and off the configurator during the past year.

For Model S, it starts at $ 78,000 and it offers a range of 285 miles on a single charge and for Model X, it starts at $ 83,000 and the range is 250 miles.

According to Tesla’s latest marketing strategy, the automaker does not reveal the energy capacity of the “Standard Range” battery, but it has last been between 75 and 85 kWh.

New Model S and Model XC Harge Rate

Tesla, along with the new driver, says it managed to encounter model S and model X charge rate:

“Paired with the new, more efficient powertrain design, Model S and Model X can Now achieve 200 kW on V3 Superchargers and 145 kW on V2 Superchargers. Along with these improvements, our customers are able to charge their miles 50% faster. “

When Tesla launched Supercharger V3 in February, the company announced a 250 kW charging rate for model 3 on the new stations.

At that time, the automaker noted that a higher charge rate would also be enabled for model S and model X, but it didn’t release any more details until now.

Tesla’s new fully adaptive suspension

The car boats also bring with them a new upgraded suspension for model S and model X:

“We have also upgraded our air suspension system for model S and model X with full adaptive damping, which gives it an extremely pillow feel when driving on the highway or using autopilot, and a responsive, exciting confidence during dynamic driving. “

Tesla, along with the hardware upgrade, says that it will also benefit from its software over the air to improve suspension over time.

And more … [19659003] Tesla, along with the major hardware changes, has announced some minor improvements:

“To complement these changes, we have also reworked several other components in model S and model X in accordance with our philosophy on continuous improvement. These updates include new wheel bearings and some new tire designs for some variants to improve range, ride and steering. “

In addition, Tesla offers existing free Ludicrous Mode upgrade (worth $ 20,000) to an existing model S and model X-owners are willing to upgrade to a new model S or model X with all the new changes.

Electrek’s Take

If you’ve followed Electrek carefully over the last month, you already knew it came, but now we know exactly the effect of the new powertrain on model S and model X and it’s pretty impressive .

It’s not like Model S and Model X needed an interval increase, but it’s always welcome.

What is more interesting is the efficiency increase and it is quite significant with the updated powertrain.

The loading rate also increases significantly, but it is not to the level of model 3 that is expected to come up with another upcoming powertrain upgrade in the coming months.

th ose changes are good, but Model 3 is still better value in my book.

It may help Tesla’s model S and model X sales, which crashed last quarter, but I think the new battery and the interior of the interior can be more affected.

What do you think?

Tesla describes the changes in a blog post For more than a decade, Tesla engineers have been obsessed with making the world’s most efficient electric vehicles. As a result, Tesla vehicles travel longer on a single charge than any other production EV on the market. Today we make changes to model S and model X, which enables them to travel unprecedented distance without having to load, and we beat our own record for the longest production of EV on the road. And we have achieved this without increasing the car’s battery size, which shows that our expertise in system level design can make our cars dramatically more efficient.

Starting today, Model S and Model X are delivered with a brand new powertrain design that significantly increases each vehicle’s range, achieving a milestone of 370 miles and 325 miles on the EPA cycle for the respective Model S and Model X Long Range. Using the same 100 kWh battery pack, these design and architecture updates will allow drivers to travel longer than ever before, load less frequently and get more reach from every dollar spent on charging.

We also introduce a brand new adaptive suspension system for model S and model X, along with some other improvements for the best possible, acceleration and driving comfort ever, plus a Ludicrous Mode upgrade for our most loyal customers. Here’s what’s new:

More efficient design
All models S and X now benefit from Tesla’s latest generation of drive technology, combining an optimized synchronous disabling engine with permanent magnet, silicon carbide control electronics, and improved lubrication, cooling, bearing and gear designs to achieve more than 93% efficiency. Pairing a permanent magnet front engine with a rear induction motor always allows unmatched range and performance. The net effect is an improvement in the range of more than 10%, with efficiency improvements in both directions, as energy flows out of the battery during acceleration and back into the battery through regenerative braking. In addition to adding ranges, the power and torque increase significantly across all model S and model X variants, improving 0-60 mph times for our Long Range and Standard Range models.

Faster charging
Paired with the new, more efficient powertrain design, Model S and Model X, can now achieve 200 kW on V3 Superchargers and 145 kW on V2 Superchargers. Together, these improvements enable our customers to charge their miles 50% faster.

Fully adaptive suspension
We have also upgraded our air suspension system for model S and model X with full adaptive damping, giving it an extremely pillow feel when walking on the highway or using autopilot, and a responsive and exciting confidence during dynamic driving. Unlike other manufacturers, our suspension software is fully developed internally with a predictive model to predict how the damping will need to be adjusted based on road, speed and other vehicle and drive inputs. The system constantly adapts by sensing the road and adjusting for driver behavior, automatic softening for more pronounced road entrances and reinforcing for aggressive driving. We have also improved the leveling of the system while crossing, which makes the car low to optimize aerodynamic features. As with all Tesla’s built-in applications, the adaptive suspension can get updates over the air, so that all model S and model X customers can always have the most advanced suspension technology.

Constant Refinement
To complement these changes, we have also restructured several other components of Model S and Model X in accordance with our continuous improvement philosophy. These updates include new wheel bearings and some new tire designs for some variants to improve ranges, driving and steering. Although these changes may seem small, they have a significant impact on EV design.

In addition to our long variants and performance variants, we also introduce a lower entry price for model S and model X by regaining our Standard Range option, now available for an even greater value with the new drivers and suspension updates. We also want to emphasize the critical impact that all of our early Tesla owners have had on developing our mission. As a thank you, all existing model S and model X owners who want to buy a new model S or model X performance car will get the Ludicrous Mode upgrade, a value of $ 20,000, at no additional cost.

These changes will go into production at our factory in Fremont, California this week and can be ordered today at Tesla.com.

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