The Model S is the first electric car that managed to cure the range anxiety many people were suffering when they drove electric cars. Tesla did it by offering a free Super Charger network which will charge the Model S from 0 to 80% in around 30 minutes which is far better than any other option at that time. Even now when the electric car technology has been improved significantly, the Model S still is the highest range electric car in the World and it will likely stay that way for at least a few more years until Tesla’s CEO decided to throw in better batteries in all of their cars thanks to the fact the battery pack in the Model S can easily be swapped. In order to keep it a viable option for those looking for a luxury electric car, it received a rather large update with the 2017 Tesla Model S just a few weeks back.
2017 TESLA MODEL S PRICE
The new car features an updated exterior, better build quality than before as well as more range, all really nice additions considering that everything else is pretty much the same. This also includes the base price of the car which now starts at nearly $73,000 for the base model while the top of the range P-90 D will start at $111,000 which is just as much as the 2015 Model S.
REVIEW AND CHANGES OF TESLA MODEL S
The major difference is that the new car now features a longer range with even the base model being able to travel around 7 miles longer than before while the regular 90-S will top out at 294 miles of all electric range which is spectacular considering it can be fully charged in around 45 minutes from a Super-Charger in just under 8 hours from a regular home socket while with the new better charging system which can be had for roughly $1,500, the car will now be recharged in around 5 hours which is very impressive.
Likely the largest change on the new 2017 Tesla Model S is the way it looks and even though Tesla didn’t too all that much, the appearance is vastly different because the car doesn’t feature the fake grille anymore but instead it has a really slim intake in the lower bumper and that’s about it.
The result is a much cleaner design than before which really suits the car and together with the really curvy lines the Model S looks better than it ever did. Inside the cabin there is a similar story so while most of the design is the same as before, the materials are now better, Tesla is offering more customization options and on top of that the base seats are a lot more supportive than they were on the previous model. Also, for the models equipped with the $3,000 premium package Tesla will throw in the best air filtration system in the World which is said to allow the passengers of the car to breathe clean air no matter what.
2017 TESLA MODEL S BATTERY
The electric motors powering the 2017 Tesla Model S are the same that were used on the previous model and the battery pack also seems identical to the one before it. This makes us think that the extra range on most models comes from an updated regenerative braking system and likely from the deletion of its front grille which certainly improves the drag coefficient.
Another interesting update is the fact that the top end model of the Model S is no longer advertised as providing in excess of 700 horsepower but instead it only offers around 500 horsepower and over 700 lb-ft of torque. This is because the car will provide the full power only when plugged in and Tesla was forced to advertise the true numbers.
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