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Tesla’s longest-range EV now goes the extra mile(s)

16 May 2019

With an all-new drivetrain design, Tesla’s Model S and Model X Long Range can now achieve 375 miles and 325 miles respectively.

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Using the same 100kWh battery, Tesla has broken its own record for the longest-range electric vehicle on the road. 

Both models benefit from the latest generation drive unit technology which, Tesla states in a blog, “combines an optimised permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor, silicon carbide power electronics, and improved lubrication, cooling, bearings, and gear designs to achieve greater than 93% efficiency. Pairing a permanent magnet motor in the front with an induction motor in the rear enables unparalleled range and performance at all times. The net effect is a more than 10% improvement in range, with efficiency improvements in both directions as energy flows out of the battery during acceleration and back into the battery through regenerative braking.”

With this more efficient design, the Model S and Model X can now achieve 200kW on V3 Superchargers and 145kW on V2 Superchargers allowing customers to recharge 50% faster. 

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