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90D 0-60 Times?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by fieldalias, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. fieldalias

    fieldalias Member

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    Looks like the range and 0-60 times on the website haven't been updated. Anyone know if the 0-60 increased on the 90D vs 85D?

    Still shows 4.2s and 270 miles.
     
  2. BoerumHill

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    Range won't be updated anytime soon - they use the EPA rating.
     
  3. timf

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    There is not supposed to be any performance change with 85 vs. 90. Elon was careful to clarify it is a range-only upgrade.
     
  4. travwill

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    Range will be a little greater but not performance/speed 0-60. If anything, it technical will weigh a little more so be worse, whether they state it or not.
     
  5. alexrov

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    The weight should be about the same. Elon stated that the increased capacity is a result of a change in the battery chemistry; they added some silicon to the anode. Unless you're talking about a minor change on the atomic level, there won't be much difference in weight. The battery is only 24-25% of the mass of the Model S, and a tiny change in that shouldn't be enough to affect the 0-60 acceleration time.
     
  6. vvanders

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    85D is motor limited so an improvement in capacity won't help performance.
     
  7. sorka

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    Yea, but he also said that the range and ludicrous upgrades are "almost" entirely independent. If both packs are limited to 1500 amps by the new e-fuse, it's possible the new pack could put out more wattage if the voltage curve has shifted to the right under the same loads.

    Just speculation, but he did say "almost".
     

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