Good News Notes:
“It’s a big moment for electric cars. Tesla announced yesterday that it has cracked the 400-mile barrier, a first for a production electric vehicle sold to the public. The company says the EPA will officially rate the new Long Range Plus version of the Model S for a 402-mile range. Elon Musk had accused the EPA of botching its testing for the Model S earlier this spring.
The company credited several innovations for achieving the new range total with the now eight-year-old Model S, including reducing the weight of some components, new “Tempest” aero wheels and tires, improved drive unit efficiency and better regenerative braking. Better yet: Tesla is celebrating by making that Model S $5,000 cheaper, reducing the price to $74,990.”
View the whole story here: https://gearpatrol.com/2020/06/25/tesla-model-s-long-range-plus-breaks-400-miles/