San Francisco: Tesla has downgraded the range of its all-new Model S Long Range, which also happens to be Tesla’s longest-range electric car, just days after the vehicle was launched.
The event Tesla held at its Fremont factory was more about the Model S Plaid, the new top-performing Model S, but it was also the official launch of the new Model S, which includes the cheaper Model S Long Range.
It was briefly mentioned by CEO Elon Musk during the presentation while discussing the version’s long range.
“In the dual-motor configuration, it got a 412-mile range — 420 give or take,” Musk joked about a range of about 420 miles.
The 412-mile range was exactly what Tesla was advertising since it started taking orders for the new Model S in January.
However, recently, Tesla updated the Model S online configurator to change the Model S Long Range’s advertised range to 405 miles.
It’s a short 7-mile downgrade on the range previously advertised by Tesla for the new $80,000 version of the Model S.
The official EPA estimated ranges for new versions of the Model S aren’t on the agency’s website, but Tesla has received official results — leading to a change in the advertised range.