New 100 kWh Tesla Model S (and X) confirmed by Dutch authority

New 100 kWh Tesla Model S (and X) confirmed by Dutch authority

RDW, the authority for Dutch vehicle registrations has released news that Tesla has "received official type approval for the the P100D version of the Model S and Model X" according to a post first by Kentekem.TV. Blog.

Time to take it up to 100

Time to take it up to 100

For cars to be sold in the EU, auto makers first need approval. Each OEM can choose their own home approving country in the group, and once approved can then produce the vehicle itself.

The details of that approval are saved on a "Certificate of Conformity".  RDW which uses the full/original EU type data set (good for us) and also publishes it as open information (even better).

Anyway, as one might have guessed, Tesla Motors uses RDW to approve its vehicles.

Kentekem.TV describes the information available:

  • EU type approval number
  • Variant
  • Version
  • Issuing date
Long story short, Tesla is now on that list with 100 kWh versions of the Tesla Model S and Model X; and in the familiar 100D, P100D, and P100DL (Ludicrous mode) variants we have come to expect.

The range listed for the 100 kWh pack is 380 miles (or 613 km), which of course we realize is NEDC based.For comparison the Model S 90D is rated at 557 km/356 miles in the same RDW listing, whereas in the US, the EPA rating is 294 miles/475 km.

The new EU listing would indicate a 10.5% gain in range, which should translate to about a maximum of 324 miles/521 km of real world/EPA driving in the Model S (90D), and 270 miles in the most efficient Model X.

Chart (below): Use the existing range metrics in the chart below to calculate new ranges for other trim levels.

Today's Tesla Model S and X comparison for U.S.

Today's Tesla Model S and X comparison for U.S.

Check out additional Tesla model charting, and the information behind it, at Kentekem.TV. Blog (via BGR)