Tesla Model S & X 100D Emblem Pops Up On Configurator


100D Emblem

100D Emblem – Credit Reddit moderator 110110

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

Reddit moderator 110110 has uncovered a Tesla 100D emblem in the source code for the Model S and X Design Studio.

This likely indicates that Tesla will soon add the 100D option to both the S and X.

This has been long anticipated, so it’s no surprise to us, but we are eager to see what the range rating will be on the 100D models. Both the 100D Model S and X will surely be the range champs in the lineup, but what will the final figures be?

We at InsideEVs took a shot at guessing the range of the Model S 100D in the past and this is what we came up with:

“…since the non-Performance Model S 90D is rated by the EPA at 294 miles combined, then our napkin math of a 17% increase in range for 100 kWh pack would lead us to believe that a 100D version of the Model S could have a rated range of up to approximately 343 miles combined, give or take.”

While the performance version of the Model S 100D surely is impressive in its own right, we think that 343 miles of range would be just as strong of a selling point (at a lower total cost) too.

Timing? We think the 100D versions of both the S and X are right around the corner. With orders for Model Year 2016 Teslas ending this week, it could be as early as next week when we see the 100D go live on Tesla’s website.

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33 Comments on "Tesla Model S & X 100D Emblem Pops Up On Configurator"

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100kwh are needed. Wife took 75D from 213, to 40 yesterday, on 3 warm ups and less than 90 miles. Version 8’s “Hi” setting ends up staying on, and the cold is here. (Am adjusting for full 90%, 232 mile charges, just for “daily” winter use, near Boston).

Bring on the 100D!

Wow, thanks for the anecdote. I hate my LEAF starting around this time of year, even without running the heat my range is impacted similarly.

I’ve asked Tesla sales people how an S is in the winter range wise and have been told 10-20% reduction. Seems like this isn’t the case. I hope Tesla focuses a little more on the range decay in cold because that is a huge issue for a large number of people.

Yeah, as range goes up it’s the warm-up cycles that are the killer. Whether 32F, or 15F, it doesn’t really matter from my perspective. Warming a Model S cabin is going to cost you ~20 miles of range, over about the first actual 20 miles of driving (40 total). Park outside for 2-3hours and it happens all over again.

You can always warm up the cabin while the car is plugged in. I used to warm up by ICE car in the winter prior to driving it.

IIRC, a couple of years ago a fellow by the name of Broder had a similar experience with a Model S in cold temperatures. He was pilloried, then tarred and feathered in the green tech media and its comment sections.

Hey pj
” Version 8’s “Hi” setting ends up staying on”

could you explain. Which high setting are you talking about–heat setting?

Before Version 8, the temperature setting would allow values of 82, 83..all the way to 89, I think. Tesla is on at least its third iteration of climate control. Version 8 simply goes to “Hi”, on what used to be ’82’, and the system enters its most powerful cabin heating mode. What I believe they were after: Many climb in and want quick heat, then they turn down to a more reasonable “maintenance” setting. Tesla’s cabin doesn’t otherwise quickly heat up. For instance, a 50 degree cabin set to “75” takes a while. I think so many people were going to “Hi”, past 89, that Tesla nixed 82-89 thinking “why bother” because those temps are too warm for most people. The problem is this doesn’t apply to some people (for example, spouse). So, the power soaking “Hi”, left on, kills range than is should. In Volt 1, I remember: -Heat ran 5-7kw from the DAC display -Somone said heated seat elements were ~50 watts -Heated steering also has to be nominal -Using the fan only moved the “% climate”, in the center stack, maybe 10-20%. The point is resistance heat is the range enemy, not the fan. So, I don’t… Read more »

don’t set it on Hi then.
Does that work?

it’s not me.

ever tell your wife she is imagining cold?

not an option 🙂 😀

BEVs, including the Tesla Model S, do take a significant hit to range in very cold weather if you leave them parked outside and not plugged in for hours.

They really should be plugged in if possible, under those circumstances.

A 10% hit to range in very cold weather sounds more than a bit optimistic. 20%-30% would be more realistic, and that assumes you don’t do what you report doing: Repeatedly leaving your car outside in very cold weather for hours during the course of a single day, without plugging it in.

Let’s remember that gasmobiles lose range in very cold weather, too. This problem is more noticeable in a BEV because of its limited range, but loss of range is typical for any car in very cold weather.

Seems their IT department doesn’t mind rolling out new code early to “signal” stuff to the public who can easily sniff their code.

If 100 is “needed” then 120 is needed. Then 140. Or, better planning or more prolific public recharging points. Driving an EV in the winter is not for the common consumer to understand. If one “must have” is radiant heat, then get ready to pay for in terms of range. Or buy some warm clothes…

California thinking. Driving in -20 C has a HUGE impact on the range.

I expect Tesla to put out a 140kWh version in some years to satisfy european needs. With 140kWh you could use 35kWh/100km and still drive 400km in one piece.

35kWh/100km (56kWh/100miles = 1.78miles/kWh) would be sufficient for driving 160km/h (100mph) nonstop. With 160km/h you can drive 400km in 2,5-3h. After that time you should take a rest anyway.

Maybe there will be a Model 3 that is 100 D too. I suspect that this car will have a longer range.

No chance. Likely 80 or 85 will be the top. Smaller car does not need the extra KW

I expect the base Model 3 to have 4 times the Powerwall 2’s capacity and the bigger battery to come in at 5 times.

Of course their will be a Model 3 100D. Not straight away but in a few years.

There will be a Model 3 120D too…

I sure hope so..

I hope/think by 2022 a Model 3 120D is/should be available.


I thought the limiting factor was space. How can the Model 3 have enough room for that much battery?

The energy density is going up by 5% a year roughly. And the volume is at least constant if not decreasing. Also the price is going to be between $50 and $100 a kWh. By then there will be no chance for Trump.

Energy density in li-ion batteries has been going up by about 7.5%-8% per year.

Alaa, your habit of never checking your facts before posting isn’t helping you, or anyone else either.

Why so harsh? He said “roughly 5%”.

And this is directly from Tesla’s CTO JB Staubel: “These batteries are steadily improving every single year – maybe around 5% improvement in their energy density their ability to store energy in a given amount of mass. That’s probably one of the key metrics we worry about. And when we went from the Roadster to the Model S, they have improved by about 40% and when we were designing the Model 3, they were about another 30% better. That improvement just continues on every single year in the background.”

Indeed. Pu-Pu owes Alaa an apology.

A big “Thank You” to you from Cairo Egypt.

By then Trump’s four years will be up, if he lasts that long.


He appointed Ben who thinks that the Pyramids were used for storing grain!


This is good. less money, more range. I wish Tesla would come out with an X100 “plain jane”

One motor, and no falcon wing doors. can one order a single motor X?

I’m fairly sure that Tesla does not make (or buy) a motor which can handle, by itself, the full power from a 100 kWh battery pack.

That’s not to say they couldn’t build one, but the energy efficiency (and therefore range) seems to be better with two motors in the car.

that makes sense pmpu

You’re talking about the Tesla Minibus.
Elon said its coming…

A great time to reveal during Thanksgiving!