Source: Road & Track

Elon Musk, the chief executive of the electric car making giant, has revealed that Tesla cars are getting ‘ludicrous plus’ mode. The cars that are already the fastest production car in the world will now get a speed boost. Now, the Model S P100D will be the third fastest accelerating production car globally.

 

Tesla Model S set to get even faster

The CEO has revealed that the special ‘ludicrous mode’ of the Model S P100D will allow the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 2.34 seconds. This will make the car the third fastest production car worldwide, after the Porsche 918 Spyder and the LaFerrari.

The electric carmaker says that both the Porsche 918 Spyder and the LaFerrari were million dollar, limited run vehicles, which cannot be purchased new. The automaker said, “While those cars are small two seaters with very little luggage space, the pure electric, all-wheel drive Model S P100D has four doors, seats up to 5 adults plus 2 children and has exceptional cargo capacity.”

Earlier this week, the electric car making giant disclosed that it will end free unlimited use of its charging station network worldwide. Vehicles ordered after Jan. 1, 2017 will get roughly 1k miles worth of credits every year at the supercharging stations, said the U.S.-based electric carmaker. Owners of EVs will have to pay fees after credits are used completely. Vehicles ordered or sold on before January 1, 2017 would still be able get free unlimited charging.

The electric-car maker did not specify the fees but says that charging would cost less money than the price of filling a comparable gasoline vehicle. The automaker, however, did say that it will release the fee details later in 2017. Prices could change over time and vary by regional electricity costs, according to the U.S.-based car maker.

 

Model 3 would not get unlimited free charging

In addition to this, free charging would not apply to the affordable Tesla Model 3, which starts at $35,000 and is due to start production in the last two quarters of this year. The automaker said that as of May, around 373,000 people put down $1,000 deposits for the Model 3 vehicle. In order to get free charging, buyers of new electric cars, who ordered their cars on or before Jan 1, 2017, must take delivery before April 1, 2017.

The Ludicrous mode is currently available as a $10,000 option on the Model X and Model S. It enables the vehicle to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and in the new P100D, in just 2.5 seconds. The electric car making giant referred to the earlier package as “Insane Mode.” The Model 3 will take 6 seconds to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour. Also, the Tesla owners who have a Model X or Model S P90 D Ludicrous can now upgrade to the 100 kWh packs for just $20,000. The firm said the P100D Ludicrous is an expensive vehicle but they want to underline that every sale assists in paying for the small and more affordable Model 3, which is in development.

 

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