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Tesla unveils 100 kWh battery for Model X and S

Engadget Engadget 23/08/2016 Jessica Conditt

Tesla's latest innovation is a 100 kWh battery pack for the Model X and Model S that can travel up to 315 miles non-stop, an improvement over its existing 90 kWh model. The new battery module is roughly the same shape and size as the 90 kWh version, though it's more densely packed and features improved cooling mechanisms. The standard charging rate for the 100 kWh battery remains the same as its predecessor, while supercharging should hold a higher rate for a longer period of time.

Existing owners of Tesla's electric vehicles are able to swap out their 90 kWh modules for the new-and-improved battery. At the onset, Tesla plans to produce about 200 packs per week and they're available to order today. Existing P90D Ludicrous owners can upgrade to the 100 kWh pack for $20,000, while those who have ordered a P90D but not seen a delivery yet can snag the new pack for $10,000.

Rumors of a 100 kWh battery rumbled across the internet earlier this month, when Dutch regulators approved 100D and P100D versions of the Model X and Model S.

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