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Tesla Model S is the first production EV with a 400-mile range

We’re now living in the world of a 400-mile EV.


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The Tesla Model S officially takes electric vehicles past the 400-mile range mark. “Starting today, all North American Model S Long Range Plus vehicles have an official EPA-rated range of 402 miles,” Tesla confirmed Monday.

Even better, the increased range doesn’t come with a price hike. According to the Model S configurator page, the Long Range Plus costs $74,990, not including available incentives. This price drop was announced in May.

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Tesla Model S is the first production EV with over 400 miles of range

We’re now living in the world of a 400-mile EV.


Tim Stevens/Roadshow

The Tesla Model S officially takes electric vehicles past the 400-mile range mark. “Starting today, all North American Model S Long Range Plus vehicles have an official EPA-rated range of 402 miles,” Tesla confirmed Monday.

Even better, the increased range doesn’t come with a price hike. According to the Model S configurator page, the Long Range Plus costs $74,990, not including available incentives. This price drop was announced in May.

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Tesla gets Chinese approval to use lithium-iron batteries in the Model 3

China may be in for a cheaper Model 3, but there will be some sacrifices.


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Lithium-ion batteries are currently the most energy-dense batteries that we have, but they have their downsides. They’re expensive, for one, and they also use cobalt, which is a mineral that is rapidly becoming more geopolitically complex and expensive to procure.

Where does that leave a company like Tesla that consumes vast amounts of battery cells every year, with plans to increase that even further? Well, according to a report published on Thursday by Electrek, it means that Tesla is likely going to

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Tesla Model Y demand might be weak judging by automaker’s latest move

Is the Model Y just not piquing interest like the Model 3?


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It’s possible Tesla faces weaker than expected demand for the Model Y SUV as the company now includes the vehicle in its referral program.

Electrek reported Tuesday on the Model Y’s inclusion in the program, which Tesla has defined crystal clear in the past: the company adds vehicles or products to the referral program to boost demand. Seeing the Model Y show up so soon after production and deliveries started is, frankly, kind of surprising.

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