Tesla Model S runs 670 miles without recharging

Paterniano Del Favero
Agosto 13, 2017

In its first foray into selling pure debt, Tesla offered an eight-year non-call three-year bond that was originally marketed at a size of US$1.5bn.

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Musk took issue with that, saying "Of all the bogus anecdotes, this one troubles me the most". The staggered launch will see the base Model 3 enter production this fall. That's actually better than the Model S provided on a slightly larger battery; the Model S with an 85KWh battery had a range of 253 to 272 miles, depending on the variant you purchased, according to the EPA's figures. Sharing underpinnings with that auto means the Model Y is likely to have a similar range, which is officially pegged at 220 miles, or 320 miles with the long-range battery pack - although battery technology may have moved on by the time the Model Y launches, bringing with it commensurate increase in range.

It would appear one of the people who received their Founders Series Model 3 is Jason Calacanis, the CEO of Inside.com and also one of the early Tesla investors. But - at least for now - it seems like Tesla has appropriately positioned its Model S and Model X as differentiated, premium products. There is hope though when, two months ago, an unofficial record was released. The company is moving too fast in this category; last February, it already had installed 5,000 superchargers in more than 800 supercharger stations worldwide. Yet still, Tesla isn't finished, as it's readying another SUV - the Tesla Model Y. Scaling up Model 3 production, in contrast, means dramatically increasing Tesla's monthly raw materials supply, battery production, and manufacturing speed. There are plans for an electric semi-trailer truck to be revealed later this year and an electric pickup truck by 2019. The vehicle will also have Tesla's autopilot features, including emergency braking system.

"Bond investors, who typically don't love companies that don't make money, will be far more forgiving when it comes to Tesla", said bond expert Robbie Goffin, managing director of FTI Consulting, citing the company's stellar stock market value.

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