"Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduced a new 'Ludicrous Mode,' for the dual-motor version of the Model S during a call on Friday, allowing the all-electric sedan to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds. The upgrade costs $10,000 more for new buyers and results in a 10 percent acceleration improvement. The hold music before the conference call began was a loop of the rap song "Beast Mode" by Ludacris. Ludicrous mode 'is an extension of insane mode,' Musk explained. With acceleration of 1.1 g's, 'it's faster than falling.'"
"On a conference call today, Tesla just announced that it will offer an upgrade to a 90-kilowatt battery on its Model S sedan for $3,000 extra. This represents a 5-kilowatt upgrade against the existing 85-kilowatt model. This turns the car into a '90D' model instead of the existing 85D, offering 300 miles of highway range at 65 miles per hour. That represents a five percent improvement in range against the 85 — and perhaps more importantly, it cracks the 300 mark, which is something of a milestone (and perhaps a psychological barrier for some buyers). CEO Elon Musk noted that existing Model S owners would also be able to upgrade to the 90-kilowatt pack, but he wouldn't recommend doing so unless they're near the end of their packs' battery lives because he expects range to continue to improve year-over-year — in other words, if you wait another year or two, you'll get an even better range."
"As for the base model, a single motor 70 kWh S sedan can now be had – and for $5,000 cheaper than the 70D, starting from $70,000."
"Tesla Motors isn’t in Korea just yet. But a job posting for a vice president of sales for Japan and Korea hints at the luxury all-electric automaker’s expansionist ambitions."
"Washington electric-car buyers will still be exempt from sales tax, but only if their cars cost less than $35,000. The new rule primarily affects the Tesla Model S and BMW i3."