Tesla’s Model S sedan was the first mass-market car. It proved that electric vehicles could be fun-to-drive, eco-friendly, viable as everyday transportation, and even usable for long trips. The Model S does all that even better for 2021. Depending on which trim you choose. The Model S can travel between 390 and 520 miles on just one charge. In addition, It can deliver blistering acceleration performance that rivals some of the world’s best super-cars. Tesla now sells more practical and more affordable models such as the Model Y SUV and the Model 3 sedan. However,the Model S remains the flagship of the brand.
Let’s uncover The Tesla’s model S
For 2021, Tesla is adding even more performance to the Model S. The two top-spec models will be called Plaid and Plaid+. It will boast 1020 horsepower from three onboard electric motors. Tesla officials said that It can capable of a zero-to-60-mph time of less than two seconds. In addition to its impressive power and speed credentials. Tesla also says the Plaid+ is capable of providing up to 520 miles of driving range.
Elon Musk said on an earnings call Wednesday that Model S Plaid was in production now. It will be delivered starting in February.
“It’s really a tremendous improvement over the prior version,” Musk added
“Over the past few weeks, we have been upgrading our Fremont factory to launch the new Model S and Model X. These changes include a new powertrain (battery modules, battery packs, drive units). Further It will an entirely new interior, exterior updates and other improvements”. The company said in its latest earnings update released Wednesday.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
With an electric motor dedicated to each of the front and rear axles. The Model S offers full-time all-wheel drive no matter which version you choose. Acceleration of the various models ranges from outstanding to ferocious. We can’t give firm stand on the Model S Long Range or Plaid. However, our 2020 Model S test vehicle delivered a blistering 2.4-second zero-to-60-mph time and proved endlessly entertainment. The Plaid and Plaid+ models boast a third electric motor, which boosts combined output to 1020 horsepower.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life.
The battery pack that yields a low center of gravity and evenly distributed weight from front to rear. Driving range and acceleration performance varies from model to model. Moreover, with the Long Range version’s battery providing up to a 412-mile range. Other hand the Plaid model offers up to 390. The new Plaid+ model may be interesting to those hoping to extend the ranger. As Tesla claims it is capable of up to 520 miles of driving between charges. That number narrowly beats upstart Lucid Motors and its Air luxury sedan. Which is rated for up to 517 miles per charge.
Unlike before when the Tesla Model S was offered in multiple battery options, ranging from 60 kWh to 90 kWh. Now the Model is offered with a standard 100 kWh Lithium-Ion battery – 100D and P100D. The Performance model offers a range of up to 623 kilometres. While the Long Range Plus trim offers can go up to 647 kilometres on a single charge. The car come with an onboard charger with a maximum capacity of 11.5 kW or 48A. Which can charge the car from 0-100 per cent in 6-9 hours. However, globally Tesla has its charging infrastructure called superchargers. Which offer a maximum output of 250 kW and can charge the Model S from anywhere. It can take half-hour to one and a half-hour.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo in Tesla Model S
As a matter of fact, Model S prices starting at close to $80,000. It’s reasonable to expect a certain amount of luxury inside the car. The cabin’s atmosphere is nice enough. However, it’s not nearly as plush as those of our favorites such as the Mercedes-Benz E-class and the Volvo S90. The Model S sloped roof line hides a rear lift gate that opens up to reveal a huge 26-cubic-foot trunk. We managed to stash eight of our carry-on-size cases without folding down the rear seats. Paltry small-item cubby stowage throughout the interior. Especially in the back seat is offset by a large underfloor bin in the rear cargo area.
The Model S comes with a 5-seater cabin with sport-style front seats. It offers in three trim choices – all-black with ash wood decor, black & white with dark ash wood decor. In addition, it offer cream with oak wood decor. The centre stage is taken by a 17-inch display which is the command centre inside the car. While on the other hand the instrument cluster is also a fully digital display. The main display offers access to media, navigation, in-car controls and it also shows the car’s energy consumption in real-time. It also gets over-the-air (OTA) software updates, which add functionality, enhance performance, and improve the driving experience of Tesla vehicles. The rear and front boots combined offer a luggage capacity of 804 litres.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Like all Tesla cars, the Model S also come with the company’s Autopilot technology, offering autonomous capabilities.
Although the Model S has sparked a nationwide conversation about the safety of partially autonomous vehicles. Above all, It can catch fire after certain types of high-speed impacts. Its safety credibility is buoyed by decent crash-test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the knowledge that car fires aren’t uncommon, either in electric- or gasoline-powered vehicles.
- Standard automated emergency braking
- Standard lane-departure warning
- Available adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode
Tesla Model S is one of the safest cars on the road. Plus, with the battery being on the floor, the Model S has an extremely low center of gravity, reducing the risk of rollover. The car has a 5-star safety rating from the Euro NCAP.