Tesla Model S, Model X get a range boost

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Tesla is also bringing back a cheaper version of the cars that don't have as much range. What has changed, however, is the drivetrains on new Model S and Model X vehicles that, thanks to more efficient design, gives the Model S Long Range 370 miles on a single charge and the Model X Long Range 325 miles.

The lower-priced options, or the "standard range" versions, of Model X and Model S were available for purchase on Tesla's website after Tuesday's announcement for $83,000 and $78,000, respectively. Those are unchanged. Instead, the headline update is the adoption of the Model 3's permanent-magnet electric motor to the Model S's front axle in place of the induction motor that was there before; the inverter and gearbox are also new.

"In addition to adding range, power and torque increases significantly across all Model S and Model X variants, improving 0-60 miles per hour times for our Long Range and Standard Range models", notes Tesla in its blog post.

Finally, the cars are both compatible with 200kW fast charging on V3 Superchargers, or 145kW charging on V2 Superchargers. The company said this change is a 50 percent improvement.

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Suspension has also been upgraded to included fully adaptive dampening. The setup is more efficient in terms of energy generation and power production, and the inherent deficiency in a permanent-magnet motor-namely that it produces drag when not needed-isn't much of an issue on the Model S, as, well, it's needed pretty much all of the time. The system constantly adapts by sensing the road and adjusting for driver behavior, automatically softening for more pronounced road inputs and firming for aggressive driving.

Tesla's also offering a free Ludicrous Mode upgrade to current owners of the Model S and X who want to buy the same cars with the better range. As with all of Tesla's in-house software, the adaptive suspension can receive over-the-air updates, allowing us to enable all Model S and Model X customers to have the most advanced suspension technology at all times. These updates include new wheel bearings and a few new tire designs for certain variants to improve range, ride, and steering.

The Model S and Model X Standard Range models are also back.

That's not the only change coming to the new batch of cars, however. For current owners who do have the budget to buy a new Performance vehicle, Tesla will be giving throwing in the $20,000 Ludicrous Mode upgrade for free.

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