Video: Tesla Model S 60 kWh Versus 85 kWh Versus P85 – 0 to 60 MPH


Official 0 to 60 MPH times are as follows, according to Tesla Motors:

0 to 60 MPH Times For All Versions of the Model S (Aside From the Briefly Offer 40 kWh Model ) Shown in This Single Video

0 to 60 MPH Times For All Versions of the Model S (Aside From the Briefly Offered 40 kWh Model ) Shown in This Single Video

  • 5.9 seconds Model S 60 kWh
  • 5.4 seconds Model S 85 kWh
  • 4.2 seconds Model S P85

But as this video, put out by friend of InsideEVs, Mike Anthony (of Mike Anthony Autosports) shows, all versions of the Model S beat their advertised 0 to 60 MPH times.

You can check out more videos by Mike Anthony Autosports by visiting his YouTube channel here.

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14 Comments on "Video: Tesla Model S 60 kWh Versus 85 kWh Versus P85 – 0 to 60 MPH"

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Thanks for reporting!

Picky sidenote:
About “0 to 60 MPH Times For All Versions of the Model S (Aside From the Briefly Offer 40 kWh Model ) Shown in This Single Video”

Even if he did test the 40 version it would probably have had the same stats as the 60 since its only software limited range but not performance 🙂


The 40kWh model’s battery was structured differently. It couldn’t use SuperChargers. This implies it would not have the output the 60 or 85kWh versions have either. Probably not just a software limitation in that case.

The 40kWh cars that were sold did not have that battery – they all had 60kWh packs that were software limited to mimic 40kWh range.

Did they even Software limit the 40KWH? I thought they just said “Lucky you, you will get a 60KWH version instead.”

Interesting thx Anthony.
This goes to show the relative value in the 60 kwh version.
The delta’s in time are:
60 kwh= 0.4 sec
85 kwh version= 0.3 sec
P85 Version= 0.1 seconds

The 60 kwh version also has a better MPGe due to its lower wt.
I would strongly consider a 60 kwh version for myself.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

Batteries are like HDTVs: after a month or two, you’ll say to yourself “I should have gone bigger”.

Well . . . a few hundred bucks difference doesn’t matter as much as a ten thousand dollar difference.

If you want the supercharger, which is included with the 85, then it’s only $8000, which is about 11% extra.

But yeah, for a lower priced, next-gen Tesla, smaller batteries will make more sense to a lot of people.

+1 George. I actually would even go for the 40kwh had they not discontinued. I would love to see a bell curve of how many people drive over 100 miles a day. and how many times a year does the rest drive over 120 miles a day? And of the last group, how many have a second vehicle that better fit that journey? I think Elon walks on water, but I am still not that big of fan of carrying around a massive battery.

If you can blow $100K+ on a car, I guess they don’t really care (especially since it has better performance despite the added weight).

But I agree, the ‘sweet spot’ for most people is going to be at a smaller battery size for the vast majority of people unless there is some miracle battery breakthrough. I’m thinking 100 to 150 miles of range will be fine for most people.

That’s why I think EREV is the best way forward.

A 100-mile battery plus a 30kW extender will electrify 90% of your mileage while using far fewer batteries and costing far less than a 200-mile pure EV. I think battery chemistry is being tuned well enough to make cycle life and power output a non-issue for a 100-mile battery.

But the number of people that won’t mind a pure EV is far from saturated, so Tesla will be fine serving that market for the next decade.

The 85kwh vehicle is traveling 4 mph while the 60kwh and p85kwh vehicles are still at 0 mph (pause video to check). The 60 actually catches up to the 85’s speed (pause video). Is the 60 actually faster than the 85?

Test drive it and you’ll see. 85 gets more pull.

Otherwise i would have gone with a 60. Saves more $$