New battery upgrade makes Tesla Model S third fastest accelerating production vehicle on the market


It seems that each time Tesla launches a new product, the company manages to break technology barriers that it actually met itself just a few years earlier.

If you’ve been following Tesla, you likely know that the company’s cars are choked full of technological innovations. With the recent reveal of the Model 3, Tesla’s goal is to get that tech into the hands of the masses. Now, the trailblazing electric car company has revealed plans to improve battery consumption and performance in its vehicles.

Currently, Tesla’s ‘Ludicrous Mode’ is able to power the Model S 90D from 0 to 100 km/h in roughly 2.85 seconds, with a travel distance of 497 km. According to the company’s recent release, the Model S can now be upgraded from a 90 kw/h battery pack to a 100 kw/h pack. This upgrade takes ludicrous mode from the 2.85 second mark to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds, making it the third fastest accelerating production car on the planet, according to Tesla’s lofty claim.

“The larger battery pack is also available on the Model X, making the world’s quickest SUV even faster. Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode accelerates to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and travels up to 289 miles EPA and 542 km EU on a single charge,” writes Tesla in the press release.

The model s wasn’t the only Tesla vehicle upgraded today, the Model x will also see the same battery pack upgrade option. It’s worth noting that if you currently purchased a Model S or X that is currently awaiting production, you can upgrade the vehicle for a price tag of $10,000 USD. If you’re looking to upgrade your existing car, however, you’ll need to fork over $20,000.

If you’re buying a Tesla with the 100 kw/h battery,  the Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode starts at $134,500 USD