Tesla clocks 320,000 km – maintains 94% battery – Model S now hits 100k in 2.4s

Here’s some Tesla news hot off the press

  • Model S clocks up 320,000 km – maintains 94% capacity
  • Model S now hits 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds
  • Tesla Model 3 Solar Roof Option
  • New Electric Nürburgring record


Tesla Model S clocks 320,000 km – maintains 94% battery capacity

Tesloop, a dedicated Tesla taxi service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, has been breaking Tesla records.

Since July 2015, their first Tesla Model S has clocked up 320,000 kilometres, and still has 94% battery capacity.

The average Kiwi car travels 14,000 kilometres per year.  So Tesloop clocked up 20 years worth in 12 months.

This is a massive thumbs up for battery technology and for public rapid charging technology which has no noticeable impact on the long term performance of batteries.

If this car was operating in New Zealand the owner would have saved $45,000 in the first year alone.  Fill your boots taxi drivers!

Tesloop biggest costs to maintain the Tesla was a 12-volt battery replacement for US$190, and a new set of tyres every 60,000 kilometres.  Thanks to Tesla’s unlimited 8-year warranty there have been no other costs!

Nice work Tesloop.  If you’re looking for an affordable Electric Vehicle starting from $15,000 then check out NZ’s leading Electric Vehicle Buyers Guide.

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Model S P100D now hits 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds

Sorry Bugatti fans.

It’s time to trade your keys in for a family and planet friendly Tesla Model S which is about a tenth the price of a Bugatti Veyron.

The bad news, you’ll need a full time chiropractor and possibly a good speeding ticket lawyer.

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Tesla has just announced the Model S P100D can now sprint to 100 km/hr in 2.4 seconds …. and about 10 cents worth of electricity.   Further good news, you can now order one for New Zealand directly from Tesla here.

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Tesla Model 3 Solar Option

Not all Kiwi’s are blessed with a garage or off street parking.

So it’s a natural progression for Tesla to consider embedding solar generation into their vehicles, especially after the merger between Tesla and Solar City has received regulatory and shareholder approval.

Elon Musk has confirmed that solar roofs for the upcoming Model 3 are likely to become an option in a recent tweet.

Elon tweet re model 3 solar option

Watch this space and get ready to tick the options box when you order your Model 3.

N90 NurburgringNio EP9 sets new Electric Record at Nürburgring

It’s not a Tesla, but it will set your heart racing.

The 1,341bhp Nio EP9 is hunting down the current records set by supercharged petrol burners.

Check out the record breaking hot lap at the Nürburgring, …. please, someone bring the EP9 to Aotearoa!

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