During Tesla’s quarterly review, Elon Musk discussed the battery technologies of its electric cars and claimed that the Model S would soon have up to 650 km of range.
In popular belief, electric cars have a autonomy problem that prevents them from being easily used for long journeys. While they seem ideal for commuting, they are of concern to those who regularly go on holiday while driving.
Yet this belief is false, at least on some models, and Elon Musk recalled it well during a conversation with investors after the release of the brand’s fourth quarter 2019 financial statement.
During the question and answer session, someone asked Elon Musk if he was considering the possibility of equipping the next Tesla Model S with the new batteries that power the Model X. By switching from 18650 cells to 2170 cells, Tesla’s mid-range electric car could not only benefit from better range, but also from the 250 kW fast charging of the V3 Supercharger.
To this, Elon Musk said that the chemistry of the 18650 cells will soon evolve once again, thus making the Model S ever more enduring.
about 644 km, which represents an increase of 34 km compared to the current Tesla Model S “Great Autonomy” which already offers 610 km of range.
While 610 km already represents a very good range, let’s remember that electric cars are very sensitive to temperature variations, which can drastically drop the range of a vehicle in winter.
Tesla plans to produce a “Plaid” Model S in the summer of 2020 for a year-end release. Equipped with 3 engines, it is capable of competing with the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. We are still waiting for more information on the details of the batteries and the battery life of this model.