Tesla Model S Long Range now the Long Range Plus as it gets range boost, now rated at 627km, and new 19″ Tempest wheel option

During the Q4 earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the current production Model S and Model X can actually achieve a higher range than what is currently published on the Tesla website.

Today Tesla just updated the numbers for the Model S Long Range, renaming it the Long Range Plus (due to requirements it have a different name, according to Musk), and giving it an impressive range boost to 627km on a full charge.

The Model X was also renamed the Long Range Plus, and received a similar range update to 565km (351 miles).

While we don’t know exact dates, Musk says all Model S and Model X cars manufactured in recent months have the ability to travel further than the currently listed EPA estimates. The additional range will be unlocked for those vehicles “soon” via a free over-the-air (OTA) software update.

In addition to the range boost, the Model S also got an attractive new 19″ wheel option, named “Tempest”. These wheels are available at no extra cost.

Tesla Model S Tempest wheels

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