The Tesla Model S and Model X adopt the rules of the notation Model 3

Tesla updates its flagship line of electric cars Model S and Model X, by releasing the cheaper options with limited software and making some other changes in your options.

After Elon Musk announced that Tesla stops production 75 kWh battery for Model S and Model X, the company is moving to a model “limited software battery pack”.

This means that Tesla will produce an electric car Model S and Model X with only one battery pack 100 kWh, but it is offering two options, one of which limits the available capacity and hence the reserve.

The company also refuses to use the legend of the capacities of the batteries in its new naming scheme, as it has already started with Model 3, and now this scheme is extended to the entire lineup of electric vehicles of the company.

What is now the new model range Tesla Model S and X?

Now there is a basic version of the electric Model S sedan and Model X crossover, is equipped with software with a battery of limited capacity for unlocking which Tesla is now asking $8 000.

Tesla does not indicate capacity, which locks the battery, but indicates the range, which is much higher than the recently discontinued version with 75 kW⋅h:

Model S Is The “Standard Range”:

  • Price: $85 000
  • Cruising range: 310 miles (499 km)
  • Acceleration 0-96 km/h: 4,1 sec.

Model X The “Standard Range”:

  • Price: $88 000
  • Cruising range: 270 miles (435 km)
  • Acceleration 0-96 km/h: 4,7 sec.


Version of electric Model S and Model X with a full battery capacity of 100 kWh, formerly known as the Model S and Model 100D X 100D, now called just the Model S and Model X “Extended Range” (extended range or extended range).

For versions of Model S and Model X “Extended Range” nothing has changed except the name and that they are $1,000 cheaper now:

Model S “Extended Range”:

  • Price: $93 000
  • Cruising range: 335 miles (539 km)
  • Acceleration 0-96 km/h: 4,1 sec.

Model X “Extended Range”:

  • Price: $96 000
  • Cruising range: 295 miles (475 km)
  • Acceleration 0-96 km/h: 4,7 sec.


Version of Performance that was previously the Model S and Model X P100D P100D, now simply called the Model S Performance and Model X Performance — exactly the same as Model 3 Performance. But now they have also become cheaper because Tesla has separated mode “Ludicrous Mode” from the Performance versions, which makes them cheaper.

Model S Performance:

  • Price: $112 000
  • Power reserve: 315 miles (507 km)
  • Acceleration 0-96 km/h: 3,0 sec.

Model X Performance:

  • Price: $117 000
  • Cruising range: 289 miles (465 km)
  • Acceleration 0-96 km/h: 3,5 sec.


You can still buy an electric car with the regime “Ludicrous Mode” to get maximum performance, but it now is quite expensive (+$20 000):

Model S Performance + “Ludicrous Mode”:

  • Price: $132 000
  • Power reserve: 315 miles (507 km)
  • Acceleration 0-96 km/h in 2.4 sec.

Model X Performance + “Ludicrous Mode”:

  • Price: $137 000
  • Range: 289 miles (465 km)
  • Acceleration 0-96 km/h: 2,8 sec.


The owners of the Model S and Model X the “Standard Range” can always upgrade to “Extended Range” wireless update.

The same goes for Model S and Model X Performance, if the desired mode is “Ludicrous Mode”, which is a hardware upgrade, but now it looks like Tesla has blocked the software for versions Performance.

New version of Model S and Model X are already available for sale through the online Configurator on the website of Tesla.

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