Battery life, power and acceleration have been some of the issues that have been the source fo major complaints for most electric car owners. However, leading electric car maker Tesla Motors have unveiled their latest model, the Model S that would have longer battery life and will also have faster acceleration that would certainly make the electric car a more powerful toy.
A report on the CNBC website stated, "Tesla's new battery pack is all about going the distance, and going faster than any mass-produced car has ever gone. Tesla announced new versions of its Model S sedan and Model X crossover Tuesday, with substantially faster acceleration and longer battery range. The company claims its Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is the fastest production car in the world, in terms of acceleration. Tesla compared it to the likes of the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder, which were faster, but were limited-run cars, while the Tesla will factory-produced for the general public. The Model S has a 100 kilowatt hour battery, with a 315 mile EPA range."
The report went on to add, "The Model X P100D, which also has Ludicrous mode - a performance mode that allows an increase in acceleration through electronics - is built to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds and will be able to travel 289 miles on a single charge. The Model S P100D will start at $134,500 and the Model X 100D will start at $135,500. The battery will also be available as an upgrade to P90D Ludicrous owners of both models for $20,000, and to customers who have ordered a P90D, for $10,000. Ludicrous mode originally debuted as a $7,500 hardware upgrade to the P85D, that boosted the current from the battery and delivered more power to the motor."
CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk said, "I think this is going to send a great message to the public that sustainable transport is the future," On the effort involved in boosting the acceleration of the car he said, "This has been a very difficult development;going from roughly 90 to a 100" was "more like a 50 percent increase in difficulty."