If they were abandoned for a time by the Tesla company, favoring the tesla-Model 3 and Y cars, Tesla announced that Model S and Model X EVs are making a comeback to the car market.
Elon Musk also commented on what it means in terms of production volume: We’re going to aim to produce over 2,000 S/X per week. Perhaps if we get lucky, upwards of 2,400 or 2,500 units. This again is contingent on global supply chain issues, which are just a lot of factors outside of our control here. But I do think this will get solved.
Tesla’s two top-of-the-range models are previously reported on bringing back a new version. With new batteries and new features and technology, the Model S and Model X will be produced in the range of 100,000 to 125,000 units per year. This level of automotive production and mass delivery rate also corresponds to that reached in 2018, before the manufacturer automakers plan on focusing on its new Model 3 and then on the Model Y vehicle.
Engine and performance of the Tesla Model S
The Model S shows a pretty impressive performance. It is now available in three major versions:
Long-range with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive allowing 250 km / h maximum speed and a 0 to 100 km / h shot in 3.2 seconds
Plaid, a version with three electric motors accumulating 1020 horsepower for a 0 to 100 km / h shot in 2.1 seconds and a top speed of 322 km / h.
Plaid + which uses the same three-engine configuration but with power increased to more than 1,100 horsepower.
Motorisation et performances du Tesla Model X
The Model X’s powertrain is similar to that of the Model S. The SUV is only available with four-wheel drive. It’s more the acceleration that differs, while the top speed of the electric SUV is around 250 km / h.
Long Range: The Dual Motor all-wheel drive allows it to reach 100 km / h from a standing start in just under 4 seconds, since this version is also based on the scheme of one engine per axle. Plaid: The acceleration of the Plaid version is much more impressive with 2.6 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km / h. This version will also require specific wheels and rims which will be available towards the end of 2021, when it goes on the market.
The company Sales of the two top-of-the-line electric vehicles have since been reported as declined, with customers also waiting for a new version. The update to the Model S and Model X was introduced earlier this year. The start of production of this new generation of Model S and X has been delayed to ensure one goal the reliability of the new lithium battery cells. Elon Musk is now announcing it will go into the production of the Tesla’s Model S to start next month and Model X deliveries next quarter.
The sedan and the SUV are made based on the same platform, Tesla planned to release more than 100,000 copies of Model S and X represented to be an ambitious target for the brand in the auto industry. this is a large volume produced of electric cars but also means less expensive. But it considers that the demand percent exists given the current order book.
In the United States, delivery plans of the new Model S are expected to start in August. However, the next-gen Model X won’t be starting until the fall. The executive CEO Elon musk expects production in the order of a total of 2,000 or even 2,500 Model S and X per week. In Europe, the arrival of new versions is expected to begin in 2022.