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Car Magazine: 90kWh AWD Model 3?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by daktari, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. daktari

    daktari Member

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    Read this review from veteran journalist Georg Kacher. A misunderstanding , making up stuff or does he have some insights not yet known to the public?

    Tesla Model 3 review: almost a Volks-Tesla

    "While the basic 50kWh power kit is said to be good for about 220 miles of range, the 75kWh battery extends the range to a claimed 300 miles. Later this year, a 90kWh version with two motors and AWD will follow.

    Tesla Model 3 performance specs: top speed and 0-60mph times
    According to the official spec sheet, the 1730kg flagship model can accelerate in 5.1sec from 0-60mph. With AWD, extra poke and all floodgates open, the target for the 90kWh crackerjack is an even brisker 4.1sec."
     
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    More misinformation.
     
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  3. David99

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    I think it's possible if it costs $65-70k.
     
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    I don't think 90kWh is possible with current chemistry, Long rage is 76kWh battery total, 74kWh available + 2 kWh buffer.
     
  5. SabrToothSqrl

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    What's the point? even after a 90% charge, then driving all over the place, we get home with more than 100 miles of range left!

    the 3 is already nuts range. any more kWh just adds weight and cost.
     
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    It almost sounds like he's trying to talk about some "Performance" model. Because he says "With AWD, extra poke and all floodgates open"...
     
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    310 mile version is called Long Range.
    370 mile version would then be what? Extra Long Range?
     
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    VLR - Very Long Range ;)

    ELR may be confusing :p
     
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    M3 P90D :p
     
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    Not only is the 90 pure BS but the 75 is really an 80. Fake news.
     
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    Supposition and "educated" guesses is what I think.
     
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    "There it is at long last, live and in 3D, black-on-black with black wheels and a black glass roof, dappled with salt the colour of cocaine way past its sell-by date, almost fully charged and ready to waft."

    Read enough.
     
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    Beyond the conjecture of a 90 kwh battery, a couple questionable things:

    'although battery supply problems have caused the increase in production of those cars to stall,'
    Have not heard of this, beyond Seeking Alpha dribble.

    ' who must now pay a subscription fee' <to use superchargers>
    That is a new one to me...

    Also, the article seems old:
    'Morgan Stanley thinks that Tesla will make just 2000 Model 3s this year and 80,000 in 2018, around a fifth of what Musk has promised.'
    But published on this site on April 20, 2018...
     
  15. daktari

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    Most peculiar this article.
     

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