Tesla has once more elevated the vary of the Mannequin S electrical sedan to a brand new document excessive.

It’s once more taking the lead in its vary and worth rivalry with Lucid.

Earlier this yr, Tesla managed to increase the range of the Model S to 402 miles on a single cost – a brand new document for all-electric autos.

Just a few months later, Lucid unveiled the base version of its Air electric sedan with a range of 406 miles and a worth aggressive with Tesla’s Mannequin S, which is anticipated to be its high competitor within the luxurious sedan phase.

In response to the announcement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that Tesla will reduce Model S price to $69,420 – trolling Lucid within the course of:

It officialized the rivalry between the 2 electrical car corporations despite the fact that Lucid has but to ship its first car.

Now Tesla is upping the antes once more.

An Electrek reader discovered a model new Tesla Mannequin S produced this month and the Monroney sticker exhibits an up to date EPA vary of 409 miles on a single cost:

The Mannequin S Lengthy Vary Plus had a construct date in November 2020.

It’s unclear what’s pushing the vary to 409 miles or whether it is primarily based on software program, {hardware} enhancements or each.

The EPA has but to replace its web site with the brand new ranking, but when it made it to the Monroney sticker, it’s a good indication that it’s official. Tesla additionally hasn’t up to date the vary on its web site.

Final month, Tesla gave Model S Performance a big increase in range, however the Lengthy Vary Plus wasn’t up to date.

Electrek’s Take

Apparently, the earlier Mannequin S Lengthy Vary with 402 miles of vary had a mixed 117 MPGe ranking (Metropolis MPGe:121 – Freeway MPGe:112) and the brand new Monroney sticker exhibits that the effectivity went down.

It now exhibits a mixed 116 MPGe ranking (Metropolis MPGe:119 – Freeway MPGe:113).

Tesla improved the effectivity on the freeway, but it surely went down for metropolis driving.

Usually, if the effectivity goes down, however the vary goes up, it signifies that Tesla elevated the power capability of the battery – although we are able to’t verify that for now.

Not too long ago, we realized that Tesla upgraded the power capability of its Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary battery pack, however Mannequin 3 doesn’t use the identical battery cells as Mannequin S.

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