The California Air Resource Board (CARB) accidentally released a new version of the Tesla Model S when presenting their latest list of vehicles that are eligible to use to HOV lane on Californian highways. The HOV lane is only to be used by pre-approved vehicles that live up to a certain ‘green’ standard or run on alternative energy.

The upcoming Tesla Model S 75 will get a 75 kWh battery pack and sit between the entry Model S 70 and the Model S 85 variants in the model range. Tesla spokeswoman Alexis Georgeson confirmed the upcoming launch of the new Tesla Model S 75 on a phone call with CarandDriver.

As indicated previously, the Model S 75 will not replace the entry Model S 70 but instead exist alongside it. This was different with the introduction of the Model X 75, which effectively replaced the Model X 70 in recent times. Georgeson further said that the larger battery pack in the Model S will cost an additional $3,000. For now the 90 kWh battery pack will remain the largest available to the Model S but rumors have been going around hinting that a 100 kWh battery pack is likely to be introduced in due course.

Effectively the larger battery pack will increase the range of the Tesla Model S by 19 miles, giving the S 75 a total range of 253 miles for RWD variants and 259 miles for the dual motor variant. Tesla Motors is to officially release the new battery pack soon and it joins a whole range of other updates and modifications of the Model S that were released just a month ago.

Previous article2018 Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake Confirmed for US Market
Next article2017 BMW i8 to Have More Power and Longer Range


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here