Tire Rack Lists Tesla Model S P100D

AUG 17 2016 BY MARK KANE 16

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

Tire Rack - Tesla Model S P100D tires

Tire Rack – Tesla Model S P100D tires

Tire Rack gives clear signal that it’s ready for upcoming Tesla Model S versions with 100 kWh battery – 100D and P100D.

The first leaked confirmation of the new higher battery levels was had over the weekend when Dutch authority RDW listed the 100 kWh models in various trim levels (for both the Model S & X) over the weekend.

Now Tire Rack lists both 100 kWh versions of the Model S in its tire search by model mechanism.

The Model X, which will also have a 100 kWh trim level, as of now, is listed only in 90 kWh version.

We are now closing in on half a year since the first time heard about a 100 kWh version coming, based on the “P100D” sign embeded in Tesla 7.1 firmware.

The find was deftly spotted by Tesla Motors subreddit user dirtyfries via Teslarati.

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While Tesla will cost more and get about 100 miles more range, it’s a race to see who will reveal official EPA numbers first, GM with their Bolt EV or Tesla with their P100D?

100 miles from 10 kWh?!? It’ll be less than half!

In fact, say the 90D is 300 and extrapolate: 333.

The batteries don’t run down to completely 0 when the range ends. That’s why a little more battery all goes to range.

The 90D is 286 / 303 miles.

Using a 5% unused battery buffer leaves 85.5kWh usable:

85.5 / 286 = 299 Wh per mile
85.5 / 303 = 282 Wh per mile


Assuming the 100 car also has 5% unused buffer, then 95kWh is usable:

300 Wh per mile * 95 = 317 miles
283 Wh per mile * 95 = 335 miles

100D will likely have roughly a 100 mile range advantage over the Bolt EV…

Will the 100 be faster than the 90?

No, but it might be quicker.

No, they will all be capped at 155 MPH.

Are current 90D/P90D’s already equipped with the 100 kWh battery, just waiting for Tesla to make the announcement of the “unlockable” last 10? Hmmm

What if the 100D is really a limited 125D…hmmmmmmm


I believe there are not yet on the market cells for design of more than 100 kWh battery into the Tesla battery box. My opinion is that 100 kWh battery most probably uses the same cells as 90kWh version, but thanks to redesigned modules it fits more of them there.

Therefore, we can also probably soon expect a possibility of unlocking additional capacity of newly produced 75kWh batteries up to 80-85kWh.

The previous jump from 85 to 90 kWh was a 5.8% increase in battery energy density from using the new Si-anode over the old graphite anode and not from additional cells.

This new jump from 90 to 100 kWh is an 11.1% increase, which I believe will come from increase energy density and not more cells.

More cells adds more weight and volume which is neither desirable (former) or even possible (latter).

My guess is that the 100 kWh pack will be achievable by using fewer but more optimally sized 2170(0) cells, which may increase the energy density by weight through the use of less packaging than the older 18650 cells.

I wonder what will end up being the typical largest sized battery in an EV?

Right now it’s limited due to cost and packaging, but let’s say that the cost gets cut in half along with the size and weight, how much past 100 kWh will packs reach?

I suspect it will be around enough to get to 400 miles of EPA range, so perhaps 150 kWh for a car like the Model S and perhaps 200 kWh for a SUV.