Elon Musk says ‘it won’t be long’ before Tesla Model S can travel 400 miles on a single charge
Elon Musk says “it won’t be long” before Tesla’s Model S flagship can travel 400 miles on a single charge
- The CEO says Tesla batteries will soon reach 400 miles on a single charge
- That statement reflects the company’s focus on improving battery cell technology.
- Current models exceed a little over 370 miles per load
Elon Musk says Tesla is approaching a milestone for its electric vehicles.
At a conference call this week, Musk said the company is rapidly approaching the ability to get its Model S cars 400 miles on a single charge.
“We are rapidly approaching a 400 mile range for the Model S,” Musk said in the call according to Engadget.
“Then, it won’t be long before the Model S has a range of 400 miles.”
In perspective, that means drivers could get quite close to the ability to drive from New York City to DC and then return again.
That range would also further specify the position of the electric vehicle at the top of the food chain when compared to competitors.
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While the range will not be a huge leap over the company’s current reach, current models are advertised as having a maximum distance of 373 miles on a single charge, the claim that it will soon reach 400 marks a sign of faith of Musk that Tesla will continue to improve battery technology.
Engadget reports that Tesla has decided to work on its current cellular technology and plans to launch new technology and larger battery packs later this year.
Musk’s comments and his assurance that Tesla’s Model S will soon increase its reach seem to reinforce the credibility of last year’s reports that suggest the company has been working on the development of its own battery technology.
According to a CNBC report, which interviewed several previous and current employees of the automaker, the company is actively developing its own battery cells that would allow Tesla to cut ties with the current supplier, Panasonic.
As Musk announced, Tesla is working to ‘integrate vertically’ the company’s manufacturing.
Tesla’s experiments, which are reportedly being carried out in a secret laboratory next to its manufacturing planet in Fremont, California, would be a blessing to the company whose electric cars depend on advanced and advanced battery technology.
CNBC reports that the company is focusing its efforts on manufacturing lithium-ion batteries in order to eventually produce them in large volumes.
If successful, the development of Tesla’s battery would expand a company’s strategy to maintain most of its important manufacturing processes internally.