Tesla Model S And Model X Comparison, Including New P100D Ludicrous

AUG 25 2016 BY MARK KANE 17

Tesla Model S and X comparison for U.S. (August, 2016)

The graph makes it easy! Tesla Model S and X comparison for U.S. (August, 2016)

This weeks announcement of a 100 kWh Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X once against upset the apple-cart that is Tesla EV lineup.  To keep all the data and information straight, we have again put together some charts to simplify the whole thing.

Top of the line Tesla P100DLs set 0-60 mph times of 2.5 and 2.9 seconds for the Model S and X respectively...but perhaps more importantly stronger high speed metrics too

Top of the line Tesla P100DLs set 0-60 mph times of 2.5 and 2.9 seconds for the Model S and X respectively…but perhaps more importantly stronger high speed metrics too

It seems Tesla is really working hard on upgrading its products and bringing some new desirable improvements nearly every month

…either that, or Tesla is working really hard at perfecting the art of planned obsolescence in order continually re-sell consumers that are eager to own the very best.  Hopefully the latter isn’t the case.

Tesla now has the broadest lineup (by far) of 12 different battery/powertrain trim levels for just two offerings.

Because the P100D S/X are now the only models with Ludicrous Mode on sale, there is now high price step up between the P100D and P90D.

The Model S P100D (Ludicrous) will go 315 miles (507 km) according to est. EPA range, accelerating 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. That’s over 100 miles more than base S 60, and acceleration takes less than half the time than the S 60.

At the same time, the Model X P100D (Ludicrous) is rated at 289 miles (542 km) according to est. EPA range, and as first SUV will do 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds – 2.9 seconds.

Tesla Model S and X comparison for U.S. (August, 2016)

Tesla Model S and X comparison for U.S. (August, 2016)

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17 Comments on "Tesla Model S And Model X Comparison, Including New P100D Ludicrous"

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If the 100D versions have similar EPA range increases like the 90D’s have over the P90D’s, by my calculations the Model X 100D should have a range of 297 miles (soooo close to 300!), and the Model S 100D should have a range of 343 miles. Ludricrous!

Tesla is striking while the iron is hot. They are not resting on their laurels, they are leading the parade, not following or watching it. They are putting their money where their mouth is, doubling down on their bets on the ev revolution.

Ok. I will stop now.

Well, a rolling stone gathers no moss.

What, no tip of the spear analogy? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Tesla is blazing a trail, Tesla is the leader of the pack, Tesla is lengths ahead in the horse race, Tesla is going where no EV has gone before, everyone else is playing follow the leader.

“Ultimately all the world’s wisdom will be expressed in clichés.”

An interesting thing on that graph is that if we apply the range ratio between the S 90D and the S P90D to the S P100D range we get an approximation of a 343 miles range for the S 100D.

Oops, Jim_NJ, said about that while I was still writing.

Priusmaniac, at least we came up with the same number, so I know my calculation was correct. 🙂

So, a 120kWh pack should seal the deal for 400 miles!?

I Think the 400 Mile Range will be with the New 21-70 Cells, so that will be after the Model 3’s are being delivered, because Elon Says they have reached about as far as they can with the available 18650 Cells they currently use! He Also has said the Model S and X will get them – later – after they are able to get the Model 3 Deliveries under way (Well Under Way, I expect), so somewhere about Early 2018! I hope to see them pitching the P110D, and then by Late 2018 to Early 2019 – a P125D! I think it will take an extra 5 kWh over doubling the 60, to hit a solid 400 mile Range! [Unless they unlock a whole new Model S Design – that is even cleaner, and maybe takes the Cd down a bit – from the current (or was it the previous?) 0.24, down to about 0.22!] I figure – they will release the 100D’s after we see the Bolt EV Shipping, just to put some more pressure on the GM Team, but for now – they are letting them alone, with the targets currently being the Super (Expensive) cars, for… Read more »

P90DL has 270 EPA, P100DL should have 300 EPA. Where are the extra 15 miles come from? More efficient new battery management?

Some inefficiencies of the P version were likely addressed.

P90D was ~10% behind the 90D, and that gap probably narrows for the P100D vs 100D. I bet the 100D has less than 340 miles range.

I think this chart would be better if it included legacy Tesla automobiles (S85, P85, 40, old 60).

Possibly before ’17 we’ll have a 340+ mile EV on the roads. The public has to miss “the side of a barn”, not to understand how the others are playing keep-away.

More proof that Tesla, and only Tesla is ALL IN in making Compelling EVs that are much better then and will replace ICE vehicles to shift us to sustainable transportation.

Now that transportation in the US is the Leading cause of carbon pollution this shift is critical:


Meanwhile the laggard OEMs do….relatively little to nothing. Wouldn’t want to jeopardize their ICE profits and cozy relations with stealerships and Big Oil.

Oh well, they are about one year away from the beginning of a massive enema courtesy of the Model 3!

Does any one know if there will be a way too put the 100 pack into a model s 85

Only if it is a P model. Then it may be possible.