The Tesla Model S—the OG king of luxury EVs—has been updated for 2019, including adopting the Model 3’s rear electric motor up front, a reduction in driveline friction, new tires, and more, all with the goal of adding precious range. The upshot: Mission accomplished.
Our pals at Motor Trend were given the exclusive chance to test the Long Range car’s claim of a full 370 miles on a single charge—up from 335 before—on a marathon run from Tesla’s Fremont factory in California’s Bay Area all the way to its Hawthorne design center in southwest Los Angeles County. The distance covered totaled 359 miles.
We won’t be spoiling much if you read the headline, but the car made it with range to spare—41 miles according to the car’s onboard computer—an accomplishment made even more impressive when you consider that it still uses the same battery pack as before. For an in-depth look at the Model S’s mechanical and electrical changes, as well as the story of the journey, head over to MT now, and be sure to check out the video, too.