Tesla has recently released the long-awaited Model S Plaid electric car. However, the Fremont event was dedicated not only to the launch of the Model S Plaid, but also to the debut of a new variation of the Model S, which also includes the cheaper Model S Long Range.
CEO Elon Musk only briefly mentioned this during his presentation when discussing extended range. He then reported the new Tesla Model S’s range of nearly 420 miles (676 km):
In the configuration with two engines, the electric car has a range of 412 miles … 420 plus or minus. “
The 412-mile (663 km) range is really what Tesla has been touting since it began accepting orders for the new Model S in January.
However, on Friday night, just a day after Elon Musk’s presentation, Tesla updated the Model S online configurator, changing the Model S Long Range’s claimed range to 405 miles.
Presumably, Tesla received official results measured according to the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) method, since the page appeared not only about the expected range, but according to the “EPA estimate”.