Tesla Model S to gain AWD and larger battery packs

Tesla Model S to gain AWD and larger battery packs

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has disclosed a few interesting details about the future of the Model S during a meeting in Amsterdam.

Back in August last year we heard a rumor about an all-wheel drive Model S and now Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has announced it will happen probably around the same time when the Model X will come out. Speaking of the Model X, volume production of the electric SUV is scheduled to kick off in April next year.

Aside from receiving an all-wheel drive layout, the Tesla Model S could also gain larger battery packs for those clients in need of a longer range. These new options are expected to be introduced as soon as next year, around the same time when Tesla will start to sell a new seat option which will provide more comfort.

In related news, Elon Musk said firmware 6.0 will be up and running in a few weeks and will bring real-time traffic information along with better suspension functionality such as on-command lowering and heightening options. Musk also said supercharger production is at full capacity and approximately five units are installed each week. Pretty soon these superchargers will have a 135 kW power output while a few months from now battery swapping between L.A. and San Francisco will become available.

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