New Tesla Model S 100D on Paris Motor Show
here is The New Updates of 2020 Tesla Model S 100D. Becoming the best-selling limousine in France, the electric model of Elon Musk requires a phase of habituation before making the best of it.
Welcomed a few years ago with a hint of commiseration and taunting, Elon Musk’s elite luxury electric car “California” shattered old patterns. Phenomenon still unthinkable recently, the limousine Tesla Model S has achieved the prowess, in some markets, including France, to seduce more than the history of the segment that is the Mercedes S-Class and the BMW 7 Series. Stung, the actors premium multiplies ads and presentations. Jaguar has just released the i-Pace crossover. For their part, Audi and Mercedes are about to launch their first electric family. Respectively named e-Tron for the brand with the rings and EQC for the company with the star, these vehicles, halfway between a station wagon and an SUV in terms of style, will invest the market within a few months. They are presented in world premiere at the Paris Motor Show which opens its doors to the public on October 4th.
Without waiting for the electric brake, promised since the announcement of the scheduled death of the thermal engine cars by 2040, we spent a week in the company of the 2020 Tesla Model S 100D. Closed grille, fine LED optics conferring a constricted look, logo obscure: the limousine intrigues. The interior impresses with its huge 17-inch touch screen replacing the center console. All functions are controlled from this tablet that delight geek.
2020 Tesla Model S 100D Performance
In the street, onlookers continue to be taken aback by this unidentified object circulating in silence. The clean of electric propulsion. That of the Tesla moves. No more a motorbike than a sports car can withstand the violence of acceleration from the first meters. To have gasped. And at the risk of seeing the direction to be unloaded and the autonomy melts visibly. This point is really the Achilles heel of the electric vehicle. It forces us to rethink our way of driving and to plan each long trip and stops to recharge the battery with a capacity of 100 kW.
On the highway, where the consumption can curl the 26,5 kWh/100 km, the autonomy does not exceed 400 km. A bit fair to consider a round trip Paris Reims without reloading. It is thus rolled permanently with a thread to the leg. It can become anxiety-provoking. On a 3 kW terminal, the computer indicated twenty hours to recover 50%. We have also experienced the fact that not all domestic plugs work. The car system tests the electrical installation and if it deems it defective, the load does not start.
If the French network already has 63 stations of superchargers, Paris does not have one. The Grande Cascade restaurant in the Bois de Boulogne, however, offers its customers Tesla terminals of 11 kW. It was finally at the Novotel Orgeval car park that we failed. We were able to recover 80% of autonomy in thirty minutes.
And on Sunday, to go to the Perche, we preferred to take our “old” car, for fear of finding ourselves flat battery, lack of sufficiently efficient infrastructure on the way. Changing one’s habits is not easy.
2020 Tesla Model S 100D Specifications
- Motors: 2 electric, 422 hp, 660 Nm
- Transmission: integral, 1 gear
- Dimensions: L. 4.97, l. 1.96, h. 1.45 m
- Autonomy: 632 km (NEDC standard)
- CO2 emissions: 0
- Speed: 250 km / h
- Price: € 105,700 (bonus of € 6,000 deducted)