Tesla Model S Overview Updated March 3, 2020

Tesla Model S

First volume production car developed from the ground up by Tesla

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August 2013 - March 2020


The Tesla Model S is an all-electric luxury sedan and the first vehicle developed from the ground up by Tesla.

The Model S is now offered only in all-wheel-drive with dual motors.

75 kWh and 100 kWh battery pack options are available and all cars come with Autopilot hardware.

New buyers using a referral code get free access to the Supercharger network and owners giving out referrals get different prizes depending on the round of the referral program.

You can use our code: http://ts.la/frederic5610

You can read our latest stories on the Tesla Model S below:

Tesla Model S Stories March 3

Tesla has started pushing a new software update boosting the displayed range of the most recent Model S and Model X vehicles after announcing the new “Long Range Plus” version. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories February 14

Tesla has updated their Model S and X offerings with ever-higher range numbers. The cars now have a listed 390- and 351-mile range, up from the previous 373 and 328 miles.

In addition, the Model S Long Range Plus now comes standard with the new 19-inch tempest wheels. The Model X retains the same 20-inch/22-inch wheel selections as before the update.

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Tesla Model S Stories February 10

We got to spend 400 miles’ worth of Interstate time in the Porsche Taycan a few weeks ago. But as more people are getting their hands on the Taycan (find local dealer test drive), we’re starting to see some new scenarios developing, and comparisons are obviously being made to Tesla’s current flagship vehicle, the Model S P100D.

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Tesla Model S Stories February 2

Tesla has updated their warranty coverage for Model S and X cars, and it’s a mixed bag for owners. The warranty now explicitly covers battery degradation and capacity loss, guaranteeing that the battery will retain 70% capacity through the warranty period. But Tesla also removed their famous “infinite mile warranty” for battery and drive unit and replaced it with a limit of 150,000 miles — still plenty high for most (but not all) scenarios, but not “infinite.”

More controversially, Tesla explicitly stated that “changes to the performance of the battery due to software updates are NOT covered” under warranty, likely due to a situation last year where some owners saw sudden range drops after an update.

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Tesla Model S Stories January 30

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that the automaker is getting close to having a 400-mile electric as the Model S is getting better batteries. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories January 14

Tesla has produced a new 85 kWh battery pack for Model S and Model X. The question is whether the new pack is just meant to be used to replace older packs, or if Tesla plans to launch it as a new option. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories December 7, 2019

After updating the Model X front seats, Tesla is now updating the Model S front seats with the thinner and “more comfortable” design, according to the automaker. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories November 30, 2019

A Tesla owner has put over 1 million km (621,000 miles) on a Model S for the first time and he explains his experience in a video interview. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories October 31, 2019

Tesla’s upcoming power increase through software update is going to add 50 horsepower to the Model S’ peak output, according to CEO Elon Musk who says that the Model S Raven will now beat the Porsche Taycan Turbo S on the quarter-mile. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories October 30, 2019

We previously reported on a direct comparison between the Tesla Model S and the new Porsche Taycan, but the review had its issues.

Now a Tesla Model S ‘Raven’ vs Porsche Taycan Turbo S gives a fairer look at the two top-of-the-line electric sedans and it concludes both are great cars. expand full story

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