Tesla has been making headlines recently thanks to its newly-updated Model S P100D. With a new over-the-air software update to "Ludicrous Mode," owners are seeing outrageously quick 0-60 times. Now, Tesla has put the big battery from the P100D into a non-performance model, creating an electric car with the greatest driving range of any production EV at an estimated 335 miles per charge.
Early this morning, Tesla updated its online to include a non-performance, "100D" trim option for both the Model S sedan and Model X crossover. The 100D uses the same 100kWh battery as Tesla's flagship P100D, but drops the Performance prefix to focus on range.
For the Model S, the EPA estimates 335 miles of driving range in between charges, up from 315 miles in the performance-oriented version. This makes the 100D the longest-range production EV on sale today, albeit with some impact on 0-60 times, rising from 2.4 seconds in the P100D to a (slightly) tamer 4.2 seconds. Top speed remains limited to 155 mph.
So, if world-beating acceleration isn't your first priority when picking out an electric car, the 100D might just be the Tesla trim for you.