Tesla Model S Performance
The Model S P100D is the fastest accelerating Tesla on the road.
315miles (507 kms)
Based on EPA cycle
Latest Model Year2019
MSRP - Manufacturers Recommended Retail Price
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|Acceleration||2.4 seconds (0-60 mph)|
|Home Charging*||50 miles of range per hour|
Slow (Home and some Public Chargers)
Each EV has an inbuilt charger capable of receiving AC power. The charging port could have different fittings depending on where you are in the world. Even the same vehicle model sold in different countries could have different implementations.
|Type 1 (SAE J1772 or "J Plug")
This plug is common in Australasia, Asia, the US and Canada.
|Type 2 (IEC 62196 or "Mennekes")
This plug is common in Europe.
Only available in some public chargers, this uses DC power to charge the battery directly. Each EV has a maximum speed at which it can be charged, and batteries are only fastcharged up to 80% capacity to ensure battery health. There are a number of different port configurations.
Many fast chargers will have multiple connectors, and power capacity (which is increasing as the technology improves).
CCS (Combined Charging System)
CCS ports are a combination of the slow charging port and an extra 2-pin socket. Therefore they can be either Type 1 or Type 2.
Developed in Japan, the CHAdeMO is common in vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf.
Tesla developed their own fastcharge connector, although in some countries without proprietary Tesla chargers, the vehicle has a cable to adapt to CHAdeMO or Type 2 CCS.
How Fast Can An EV Charge?
Slow charging (home and public)
Slow charging is limited by the lower of: the EV's onboard charging speed, or the output of the wall-mounted charger you are plugged into. Charging speed is measured in kilowatts(kW). For example: your wall-mounted charger can output 32 Amps at 240 volts = 7.68 kW of power, however your EV's onboard charger is 6.6 kW - then that is the maximum speed. The higher the battery capacity, the more time it takes to charge.
DC fast chargers are being built with higher capacities, however this is still limited by the hardware limitations the EV manufacturer has placed on the battery. Most DC fast chargers start at 40kW (many have a much higher capacity).
|Drive Train||Front and Rear Wheel Drive|
|Passenger Capacity||94 cu-ft|
|Cargo Capacity||31.6 cu-ft|
Sales Numbers (USA)Data shown for all Tesla Model S variations combined.
Cumulative Sales to Date (USA)
Tesla Model S Pros & Cons
The Tesla Model S has been the crème de la crème of the EV industry since it first launched in 2012.
For all intents and purposes, it still is. Although it is one of the most expensive cars in the industry, you're paying for a top quality product.
The Model S has remained, relatively, unchanged over its five-year life but for 2017 there have been some subtle changes.
This year's Model S has a smoother shape, much like the new Model 3. This is due, in a large part, to a more streamlined body the removal of its faux front grille. The front grille has been replaced by a fascia and the headlights have also been updated.
The Model S is, arguably, even nicer on the inside than the outside. Two new trim choices have been introduced this year - Figured Ash Wood and Dark Ash Wood.
A 1-inch capacitive touchscreen is the centerpiece of the cockpit. Through this, you can access everything from the WiFi to the navigation system. To top it off you'll get free maps and navigation updates for 7 years.
The features available on Tesla's Model S are practically endless. At the top of the list is Tesla's Autopilot, which allows for hands-free driving and parking. Although, legally, you need to be ready to take the wheel at all times.
Tesla's Autopilot now has a 'summon' feature, which allows you to summon the car to you at the touch of a button. This year's model comes with an upgraded 48-amp onboard charger, which allows for faster charging from a 240-volt power outlet.
There's also the HEPA air-filtration system. This is significantly more effective than conventional air filters at removing pollution and toxins from the air.
To help put customers mind at ease Tesla offers an 8 year or unlimited miles battery and drive unit warranty. The vehicle itself is protected by a 4 year or 50,000 miles warranty.
Tesla Model S Performance Specifics
The Tesla Model S Performance effectively supersedes the P100D, which was available from September 2016 until February 2019.
Although the Model S Performance has less range than the Model S Long Range, it has all the performance you could want. A 100 kWh battery provides 315 miles (EPA) of range.
The Model S will charge at a rate of 21 miles per hour from a Level 1 power source. A level 2 power source will provide up to 50 miles of range per hour. The Model S can get up to 167 miles of range from a supercharger in just 30 minutes.
The vehicle can easily reach an electronically limited top speed of 155, thanks to its 568 kW electric motor. And 687 lb-ft of torque gives an astonishing 60 mph in just 2.2 seconds.
An additional Ludicrous Mode is available (at a significant costs). This provides 20% faster acceleration.
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Credit to insideevs.com for sales data.