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Tesla Boosts Range on Base Model S

Tesla is giving a bottom Model S electric sedan a boost in battery — and price.

The automobile builder on Wednesday introduced a new Model S 70D, an all-wheel expostulate electric sedan with a 70-kilowatt-hour battery. The automobile has a tip speed of 140 mph and can accelerate to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.

Nextcar Bug artThe $75,000 automobile will immediately reinstate Tesla’s prior $71,000 Model S with a 60-kilowatt-hour battery, according to a news from The Wall Street Journal. The battery boost lets a automobile expostulate 15 percent over on a charge, giving a Model S 70D a 240-mile range.

“Even during a starting cost of $75k, a Model S 70D offers a extended and constrained set of features,” a Tesla Motors Team wrote in a blog post Wednesday. That includes: exclusively operational front and back motors, giveaway prolonged stretch transport on Tesla’s supercharger network, autopilot hardware, maps and navigation with real-time trade updates, and blind mark detection.

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Tesla argues that a tangible cost of owning a automobile is most cheaper than a $75,000 cost tag. “When one factors in a cost advantages over an inner explosion engine vehicle, including fuel assets and incentives, a tangible cost of owning Model S 70D comes to about $55k over 5 years (the normal length of new automobile ownership),” a group wrote.

As with each Model S, a 70D will accept giveaway over-the-air updates in a destiny to supplement functionality and urge a pushing experience. The new indication comes after Tesla final month sought to relieve operation stress fears with a program refurbish for a Model S that automatically routes a automobile by Tesla’s network of supercharging stations in a U.S. and elsewhere.

The 70D also comes in 3 new colors: Ocean Blue (pictured), Obsidian Black, and Warm Silver. It’s accessible to sequence currently on Tesla’s website.

The news comes forward of a “major new product line” from Tesla, expected on Apr 30. Musk teased a large exhibit on Twitter, and had few other details, solely that a proclamation is “not a car.”

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Article source: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2480737,00.asp

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