Tesla P100D Stories November 16, 2016

Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased an Easter egg in an upcoming software update that would enable more performance in the P100D Ludicrous version of the Model S and X. Today, Musk added some updated performance numbers to go with his tease. expand full story

Tesla P100D Stories November 4, 2016

Tesla hid some pretty fun easter eggs in its vehicles over the years, including a Mario Kart animation and a James Bond amphibian car, but none of them actually delivered more performance to its vehicles.

CEO Elon Musk is now hinting that Tesla’s next easter egg will “uncorks the full performance” of the recently released Tesla Model S and X P100D Ludicrous. expand full story

Tesla P100D Stories October 26, 2016

During a conference call with analysts following the disclosure of Tesla’s third quarter financial results, CEO Elon Musk clearly laid out his priorities at Tesla and on what projects he spends most of his time on at the company right now. expand full story

Tesla P100D Stories September 26, 2016

A ’10-second-car’ is a common term used to refer to a car that can run a quarter-mile in 10.999 or less. Very few production vehicles can make the run. A few owners of Tesla Model S P90D with Ludicrous mode reported times in the 10.8 seconds, but it was inconsistent and most were getting 11 seconds.

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Tesla P100D Stories September 19, 2016

As we previously reported, the Tesla Model S P100D gets a lot of attention for its title of the ‘Quickest Production Car in the World’ – a very headline grabbing title, but it also has the longest range of any electric vehicle available almost everywhere today.

Now that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave its official rating of 315 miles this week, like Tesla estimated, it dethroned the Toyota Mirai for the longest range of any zero-emission car. expand full story

Tesla P100D Stories September 14, 2016

It has been rumored since the beginning of the year after ‘Tesla hacker’ Jason Hughes sent a cryptic message to Elon Musk over five months ago. Tesla enthusiasts have since been fantasizing about the potential performances of a P100D Model S or X. Last month, Tesla finally confirmed the new 100 kWh battery pack, which gives the ‘Quickest Production Car in the World’ title to the Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode.

When the automaker officially announced the new top-of-the-line model, Tesla said that it was entering production and now almost 4 weeks later, those cars are making their way to Tesla stores and service centers. expand full story

Tesla P100D Stories August 25, 2016

In order to make the Tesla Model 3 happen, there are a lot of technology and manufacturing improvements that need to come together. The most talked about is the new battery cell that will go to production at the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada later this year, but the automaker has also reinvented its battery pack infrastructure for the vehicle.

With the new P100D battery pack, Tesla is introducing its first third-generation battery pack technology in production vehicles. A successful deployment of the technology would be a good sign for Tesla’s third-generation platform and therefore, crucial for the Model 3. expand full story

Tesla P100D Stories August 23, 2016

After first being revealed by a ‘Tesla hacker’ through a cryptic message to Elon Musk five months ago, then being approved earlier this month by RDW (the Dutch regulator and European authority used by Tesla to approve its vehicles for European roads), Tesla’s new battery pack has been finally officially announced and it was worth the wait.

The automaker released the specs for the P100D version for both the Model S and the Model X, and the performance numbers will blow your mind. Tesla now claims the title for ‘the Quickest Production Car in the World’ with the Model S. expand full story

Tesla P100D Stories August 12, 2016

The long-rumoured 100 kWh battery pack that will bring the Tesla Model S and X to a new level of performance is finally coming. After first being revealed by a ‘Tesla hacker’ through a cryptic message to Elon Musk 5 months ago, the new battery pack has now been approved by RDW, the Dutch regulator and European authority used by Tesla to approve its vehicles in for European roads. expand full story

Tesla P100D Stories March 4, 2016

Tesla quietly discontinued the Model S’ 85 kWh battery pack earlier this year and now enthusiasts are anxious to know what the automaker’s next battery upgrade will be .

The company already offers the battery packs with the most energy capacity of any other electric cars on the market, but there’s always room to improve and a cryptic message sent to Elon Musk in the middle of the night last night could give us our best clue to what will be the next improvement to the higher-end version of the Model S. expand full story

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