Musk: ‘Tesla Model S with 950 kilometers range could have been done years ago’

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not averse to interesting statements and ideas and Twitter is often the platform on which such statements are thrown into the world. Musk now says on Twitter that Tesla could have made a Model S with a range of about 950 kilometers a year ago, but deliberately did not do so.

Elon Musk responds on Twitter to a message from a follower who points out to Musk that the version of the Lucid Air with the longest range according to the American EPA cycle is no less than about 840 kilometers away, while the Model S with the largest electric lung capacity it kicks up to about 650 kilometers. Musk replies that Tesla “[…] a Model S with a a year ago range of about 950 kilometers.” Musk would have decided not to because a Model S with such a range would only make the car worse.

According to Musk, that would mean that the Model S would have to get a larger battery pack, which would of course make that car heavier and less efficient in various areas. The CEO cites poorer acceleration and poorer dynamics as examples. “99.9 percent of the time you would be driving around with unnecessary kilos of batteries,” Musk said. According to the CEO, the current Model S with the largest range would already offer more range than necessary for almost everyone.” The Tesla Model S, which is currently reaching about 650 EPA kilometers, has a 100 kWh battery. Lucid Air with the longest electro-breath has a 118 kWh large specimen in its bottom.

A case of self-defense or an Elon Musk story that makes sense? Does an electric car need a range of 800 to 1,000 kilometers at all? We are curious about your opinions!

– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl

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