Tesla’s Bigger Battery Demands Bigger Car Price


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Tesla Motors Inc., American automotive and energy Storage Company known for its electric cars manufacturing in the automotive world released its first car called Tesla Roadster a fully sports car for a price of 100,000 USD back in 2008.

The company claimed that this car can travel over 200 miles on a single charge. The model released in 2008 bought fame and name to the company for manufacturing electric cars. A 90 kilowatt battery was fitted inside the Tesla’s new make Model S, a luxury sedan which claimed to travel 300 miles on a single charge.  Tesla Motors claims that it has sold 1, 40,000 electric cars worldwide after the release of Tesla Roadster in 2008.

According to Wall Street Pit, Tesla Motors has come with new upgraded versions of Model S and Model X with faster acceleration and a bigger battery. The new version Model S P 100D has a speed option upgrade known as ludicrous mode. The company claims that this model will allow car to travel over 315 miles while the updated Model X P100D can travel 289 miles.

The upgraded models are released with very high price which will sadden the existing customers. The price of Model S P100D retails at $134,500 for the base model while the Model X 100D’s price starts at $135,500. The prices of these models are hefty because of its 100 kilowatt power battery which pushes the car with great acceleration than the previous model. The battery gives more power to the car which makes the company claim that the upgraded car models can go 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds.

The new Model S P100 D is the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced which includes the traditional gas powered cars. And travel of 315 miles makes it longest range ever for a production electric vehicle. Tesla is thankful to 100 kilowatt battery pack as per Fortune.

Tesla also allows customers to upgrade 90 kilowatt battery to newly made 100 kilowatt battery in their cars. Thousands of lithium batteries discharges power in the 100kilowatt pack which accelerates the car to travel such a long distance with more speed.

Tesla’s CTO JB Straubel explained on a call that the company has prepared an adequate battery cell cooling system in a place where the battery packs undergoes charging and discharging and this cooling system cools the batteries which get heated up during the process of charging and discharging.

According to Wall Street Pit, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said that the company is shifting its production of batteries to higher pace and are expecting order to reach 200 packs a week. The automaker acknowledged in a blog post that the upgrade is indeed expensive but it would “help pay for the smaller and much more affordable Tesla Model 3 that’s in development.”

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