Tesla shared images of the Model S and Model X’s new high-efficiency drive units in April, which help the vehicles gain more range compared to their previous iterations. Just recently, more details regarding the two models were shared by a Tesla insider to a YouTube channel called Like Tesla.
In the short video, Kim, the channel’s host, outlined a number of details in which the Tesla insider shared about potential improvements coming to the Model S and Model X, such as updates to the flagship vehicles’ motors, batteries, and charging systems.
the Model S and Model X refresh that Tesla reportedly plans to introduce later this year is rumored to potentially feature a tri-motor design. One small motor will be located in the front, while two larger motors will be in the rear, allowing the electric car maker to increase its range. The Model S refresh is said to have an EPA rating north of 400 miles (644 km) per charge, while the Model X is nearing the 400-mile per charge mark.
In addition, the two refreshed flagship vehicles will reportedly be fitted with larger and lighter battery packs, which will provide an increased performance and added range, as well as a new cooling system for the motors and batteries, which is currently being tested under extreme heat conditions in areas such as Death Valley and the Mojave Desert, according to the YouTube channel.
According to the Tesla insider, the upcoming vehicles will be compatible with the Supercharger V3 Network, which should allow the flagship sedan and SUV to charge at 250 kW.
Elon Musk has largely downplayed a potential refresh for the Model S and Model X, suggesting that an upgrade for the two models is not on the cards any time soon. However, as the company rolled out updates to the flagship sedan and SUV last April, perhaps we will see a refreshed Model S and Model X in another surprise reveal.