If you ever wanted to see a perfect electric car then the new Tesla P100D is it. The new electric car from Elon Musk’s Tesla is a perfect blend of speed and durability.
Tesla P100D has been designed to be the fastest Tesla car ever made. Not only that, the new Tesla 100D is also able to travel a gigantic 300 miles on a single charge.
Tesla 100D predecessor, Tesla Model S P90D was also an amazing electric car. The Tesla Model S P90D helped Tesla make a name for itself in the electric car market and basically set the standard for large-scale production of cars with some impressive figures such as 0-60 miles in 2.7 seconds.
Well, with Tesla 100D, Tesla has outdone itself this time too. The new Tesla 100D will do 0-60 in 2.5 seconds if you really floor it. On the other hand, if you drive it with a light foot then the new Tesla 100D will do around 300 miles on a single full charge.
And for context’s sake, you should know that there are very few if any mass produced cars out there that can compete with Tesla’s inventiveness and efficiency at highway speed.
The so-called “supercars” like Bugatti Veyron Supersport, the Porsche 918 and the Ferrari LaFerrari simply cannot even come close to offering the value for money that Tesla 100D offers to its potential owners.
On top of that, let’s not forget the fact that none of those cars are actually mass sold even if we assume that they are mass produced. None of the three supercars mentioned before sold more than 1000 units and all three of them cost more than a million dollars.
Tesla, however, is on another level. Apart from the regular P100D, Tesla will also offer potential owners a Model X P100D model. The Model X P100D will go 0-60 in about 2.9 seconds.
Just to put that figure in perspective, that 2.9 seconds time is 0.2 seconds faster, at highway speed, than the Mclaren F1.
That is mind boggling not because Tesla Model X P100D is an electric car, but because the Tesla Model X P100D is around three times as heavy as a Mclaren F1.
Additionally, the Tesla Model S P100D will also be able to go around 315 miles on a single full charge.
Of course, nobody has verified this but at least that is what Tesla is claiming. The distance range on a single charge varies wildly because it is dependent on a lot of factors such as how the driver handles the car, the current weather, and the load.
The Tesla Model S P100D will come at a base price of $134,500 which is pretty expensive when you consider the fact that you can have a Mercedes S63 AMG for around $10,000 less.
But even though Mercedes S63 AMG appears to be the superior car both on the inside and the outside, the Mercedes S63 AMG isn’t an electric car and certainly isn’t as fuel efficient as a Tesla.
Add to that the fact that it has a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds, which is awfully slow. And let’s not pretend that you’ll be able to make that smug face as you drive by your neighbors while driving a Tesla just because you know you don’t have a tailpipe.
Moreover, Tesla has more or less justified that price with that insane acceleration and if that wasn’t enough for you already then Tesla also put out a neat little statement to sell you on its dreamy electric car.
The statement from Tesla said that the company was well aware that P100D Ludicrous was an expensive vehicle but each sale of Tesla 100D would help pay for the smaller and much more affordable Tesla Model 3 car which is still in development.
Tesla’s statement then continued and remarked that without customers willing to buy the expensive Model S and Model X cars, the company would not be able to fund the smaller and more affordable Model 3 research and development.
And as you might already have read somewhere that Tesla is on the very brink of its financial limit with its banks. That is also another big reason why the company needs more people to buy Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X cars while the Model 3 electric car is still in the process of early development.
But Tesla P100D isn’t just a bigger version of P90D. It is true that Tesla built the P100D with larger batteries, but the company also tinkered with the technology inside its P100D electric car.
Most of the tweaks made to P100D were related to the cooling systems of the electric car.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk recently said that Tesla, as a company, was very close to the theoretical limit of what it could achieve with current battery technology.
With that information inside your head, you might find it strange that Tesla will allow its current Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X P90D owners to physically upgrade their electric vehicles to P100D specifications.
The company will charge you around $20,000 since Tesla will need to recycle your car’s current battery pack.
However, if you belong to the group of customers who have ordered a Tesla P90D in the past couple of weeks, and Tesla hasn’t delivered the car to you yet, then you can easily pay Tesla an extra $10,000 to get the latest, biggest and the greatest battery back for your ordered Tesla electric car.
You might think that Tesla’s pricing for its cars is a bit too much for a family sedan, but if the number of pre-orders for Model 3 car is anything to go by, then you’re probably thinking wrong.
That’s All Great, But How Did Tesla Manage To Pull It Off
If you feel that you absolutely need to know the technical aspects of the new Tesla P100D electric car then know that the answer lies in the company’s new 100 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack.
If it wasn’t clear enough already, the Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode electric car is just a marginally upgraded version of the older Tesla Model S P90D.
The Tesla Model S P90D car had a 90 kWh battery pack and was released in March. But because of the newer and larger battery packs, the Model S P100D can go from 0-to-60 in just 2.5 seconds.
As mentioned before, the Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode car features a somewhat larger battery pack than all the previous models of Tesla electric cars.
And just by looking at it, you might think that the Model S P100D is, for all practical reasons, strikingly similar to the previous version of Tesla electric cars.
But of course, the new P100D has a 100 kWh battery pack that has been completely modernized.
Tesla CTO JB Straubel confirmed the news by an announcement made on a conference call and said that the new Tesla Model S P100D had a complete re-do on the cooling architecture.
He also said that it was amazing what the company had been able to do with the newer model of its Model S electric car without changing the physical size and shape of the battery pack.
Elon Musk, the company’s CEO, further added to his previous comment about Tesla being very close to the theoretical limit of current battery technology and said that Tesla had now partnered with Panasonic for future improvements.
The statement from Musk also said that Tesla was already working on a next-generation battery cell that was currently in development phase.
Readers should also know that Tesla Model S P100D’s larger 100 kWh battery back will also be available for Tesla Model X P100D, with Ludicrous Mode, SUV for $135,500.
As is the case with Tesla Model S P100D, the Model X is also a very expensive SUV but you can still go ahead with your purchase since it is the world’s fastest SUV.
And you can rest assured that you won’t be the only one with an extreme amount of interest in Tesla electric cars.
The demand for these electric cars has shot up in the past couple of years. Elon Musk while commenting on how hard his company had to work to meet current interest from potential customers, said that people didn’t appreciate how difficult the manufacturing process was.
Additionally, he said that his company was of the view that it could finish about 200 electric cars every week and was working extremely hard to scale up production as quickly as possible.
Musk also spoke about how Tesla was working overtime with each passing week to manufacture the highest number of 100 kWh battery packs that the company could make.
“It seems like it’s not that big of an increase in energy from 90 kWh, but it just gets exponentially harder to increase the energy density.” he added.