New base version of Model S - 70D.

New base version of Model S - 70D.

Tesla has finally pushed past the 100 MPGe mark with the release of its Model S 70D.

What's interesting is that the 70D, likely heavier than the 60 kWh Model S that it replaces, is actually more efficient than the outgoing model.  This is probably due to the dual-motor setup.

Another point of interest is that, back in 2012 when Tesla first launched the Model S, the most efficient version of the car, the 40 kWh, had a combined rating of only 94 MPGe.

Seems like Tesla focuses on yearly efficiency improvements too.

2012 Tesla Model S EPA Rating

2012 Tesla Model S EPA Rating

Source: Electrek