Tesla Motors has introduced a new Model S 100D to their lineup and with a new battery option it offers an EPA-rated range of 335 miles per charge, making it the longest-range consumer electric vehicle in the world.
Compared against the Model S P100D, the Model S 100D has 20 miles more range, and while it takes longer to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph, the S 100D costs around $30,000 less than the P100D and includes the same 100 kWh battery pack.
The new Model S 100D starts at $95,000, which is only about $3,000 more than the 90D. Given its extra range of 41 miles more than the 90D, some people may think an extra $3,000 is quite a bargain.
A similar 100 kWh option is also now available for the Model X SUV, with a rated range of 295 miles, again for ~$30,000 less than the performance version.
Tesla rolled out the new option without much fanfare, instead quietly adding an update to their online design studio.