Tesla increases the range of its Model S electric car

Elon Musk makes the announcement as the rivalry with Lucid continues

By
Ian Osborne
April 6, 2021
Category:
EV Life

The rivalry between Tesla and Lucid continues when it was announced recently that the company’s Model S saloon will now have an increased range of 409 miles (658km) from a full charge. The competition between the two brands has been happening throughout the year. It can only be a good thing because it has ultimately resulted in slightly cheaper cars with a little more range for customers.

It started with Tesla announcing the Model S would have a range of 402 miles (647km), a record for all-electric cars at the time. Soon after Lucid announced its Lucid Air model at a similar price ($69,990) but would have a range of 406 miles (653km), beating the Tesla by four miles. Musk responded by offering Tesla’s Model at a cheaper price of $69,420.

Tesla have now announced the latest Model S will have a range 409 miles (658km). It will be interesting to if Lucid responds to this. Much of the rivalry stems from the fact that Lucid’s CEO Peter Rawlinson and vice president Peter Hochholdinger were both involved with Tesla before starting Lucid. Rawlinson oversaw much research and development on Telsa’s original Model S, while Hochholdinger worked on Tesla’s Model 3.

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