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Tesla Model S, Model X Ranges Get Major Upgrades

The company said last week that four of its 11-member board would step down by 2020, shrinking the board’s size by more than a third

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A sales staff chats with a customer at a Tesla store near a poster announcing orders of the Model 3 electric cars in Beijing, China, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. VOA

Tesla Model S and Model X cars have got a much-needed boost as the company has announced upgrading the range and charging capabilities in both.

The Tesla Model S and Model X would now feature an all-new drivetrain design that increases each vehicle’s range substantially.

“Today, we’re making changes to Model S and Model X that allow them to travel unprecedented distances without needing to recharge, beating our own record for the longest-range production electric vehicles on the road.

“And we’ve accomplished this without increasing the cars’ battery size, proving that our expertise in system-level design can make our cars dramatically more efficient,” the company wrote in a blog post late on Tuesday.

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Visitors inspect Tesla electric cars at Brussels Motor Show, Belgium, Jan. 18, 2019. VOA

Using the same 100 kWh battery pack, these design and architecture updates would allow Tesla drivers to travel farther than ever before, charging less frequently and getting more range out of every dollar spent on charging.

“We’re also introducing a brand-new adaptive suspension system for Model S and Model X, along with a few other improvements for the best range, acceleration, and ride comfort, plus a Ludicrous Mode upgrade for our most loyal customers,” the company added.

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This comes soon after the electric vehicle maker announced cutting off some of CEO Elon Musk’s strongest allies from the board of directors.

The company said last week that four of its 11-member board would step down by 2020, shrinking the board’s size by more than a third. (IANS)

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Electric Vehicle Maker Tesla Teases Model S with ‘Plaid Powertrain’

Earlier, Musk had said that Tesla was reserving the "Plaid mode", which is a reference to Spaceballs like Tesla's other performance modes, for the next-generation Roadster

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Visitors inspect Tesla electric cars at Brussels Motor Show, Belgium, Jan. 18, 2019. VOA

Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has released a video showing a Model S with a ”Plaid powertrain” and a new ”chassis prototype” that its CEO Elon Musk reportedly said can go faster than the “ludicrous” speed the company”s vehicles currently achieve.

Musk said that they broke the fastest lap record for 4-door vehicles with a Model S at the Laguna Seca racetrack, and they are going to release a video about it soon. The automaker has now released the video, but we learn that the vehicle has been modified, Electrek reported on Wednesday.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (VOA)

With this new version of the Model S, the EV maker completed a 1:36.555 lap time, achieving a new record lap for a four-door sedan, which is a big improvement over the previous best time in a Tesla Model S P100D.

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Earlier, Musk had said that Tesla was reserving the “Plaid mode”, which is a reference to Spaceballs like Tesla”s other performance modes, for the next-generation Roadster. (IANS)