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.
Tesla Model S estimated EPA range is now above 390 miles or ~630 km https://t.co/sNFzIkuJpC
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 15, 2020
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.