Elon Musk tweeted the news to his followers.
According to the official announcement, this significant achievement reflects Tesla’s obsession with efficiency and energy frugality, and is realized through several changes, both iterative and transformational, in core hardware and system architecture development by the Tesla engineering, design and production teams. These changes went into production earlier this year when Tesla first started manufacturing Model S Long Range Plus at their factory in Fremont, California. All Model S Long Range Plus vehicles will receive the new 402-mile rating.
Here’s what’s new: mass reduction, new aero wheels and tires, increased drive unit efficiency, improvements to regenerative braking and continued investment in supercharging. Tesla has deployed V3 Supercharging on three continents, enabling up to a 50% decrease in charging times compared to V2 technology.
Model S Long Range Plus has also recently received a price reduction of $5,000.