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Tesla Model S 2.0 already on the drawingboard?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by jcstp, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. jcstp

    jcstp Active Member

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  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Too true. Range anxiety is real, even if unwarranted in many cases.

    As to Model S 2.0? I have no doubt they already have ideas for improvement in mind, but this article just mentions battery upgrades which can happen independently of a refresh (a model s 1.0 could get the new battery for example).
     
  3. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    I would hope that Tesla is already working on the next major version of the Model S. Major model changes take time, and if they are not at least doing conceptual work on the next version, it simply will not be ready by the time that the market is demanding a product refresh. This is no different than Microsoft working on windows 8 before windows 7 was released. It is a common practice in both the automotive and software industry, and and I sure that Elon, being the forward thinker that he is, fully embraces the practice of always working on the next big thing.
     
  4. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight _____ P85 #549 _____ Sig Red / Sig White

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    For sure Tesla is going to add AWD to the Model S and when it does it will be much faster than the current versions. Shave at least half a second off the times of each version. So that Model S Performance is almost as fast as the current Roadster.
     
  5. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    AWD may use a smaller motor for the front maybe only 150kW like it may be used for the Bluestar. But for reg. braking, full power can be engaged.
     
  6. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    Oh the joys of being an early adopter...
     
  7. ljbad4life

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    I guess you can call that a model s 1.5 :smile:
     
  8. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    I'm sure they're already doing conceptual work.

    I'm also sure that the "Model S 2.0" is not literally on the drawing board, not even the electronic one, because their draughtsmen undoubtedly have their hands full with Model S 1.0 and Model X 1.0. Just to be literalistic here!
     
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    Old thread but new info:

    http://www.manager-magazin.de/magazin/artikel/0,2828,888842-3,00.html

    New crash testing?
     
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    No... Google Translate just couldn't handle it. Put a space after the "Top" and it translates to "best rating"... Basically Elon is admitting that Tesla had to reinforce the B-pillar to get the crash test rating they wanted -- and doing so means that the car is now heavier and costs more to make...
     
  12. rabar10

    rabar10 FFE until Model 3

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    http://m.interglot.com/de/en/Top-Bewertung
     
  13. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    According to some translators:
    "top-bewertung" (German) apparently means "top rating" (English)


    SUBARU LEGACY MIT TOP-BEWERTUNG IM IIHS-CRASHTEST
    Subaru Legacy mit Top-Bewertung im IIHS-Crashtest ::: auto-motor.at :::

    SUBARY LEGACY WITH TOP RATING IN THE IIHS CRASH TEST
    http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=de&to=en&a=http://www.auto-motor.at/Auto/Neuwagen/Automarken-Automodelle-Neuigkeiten/Subaru-News/Subaru-Legacy-Crashtest-IIHS.html
     
  14. Chregu

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    exactly... saying it as a native swiss german :rolleyes:
     

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