(CBS SF) — Tesla Motors revealed upgrades for its Model S luxury electric car line on Friday, including a high-performance mode called “Ludicrous.”
In a conference call, Musk says the upgrade from “Insane” mode will cost $10,000 for new buyers of the Model S, whose base price is $70,000. It will allow the car to go 0-to-60 mph in 2.8 seconds which Musk noted is “faster than falling.”READ MORE: UPDATE: Evacuations Ordered as Vallejo Fire Crews Battle 4-Alarm Brush Fire
Musk also described an upgrade to its lithium-ion battery from 85 to 90 kWH to provide up 15 miles of added range for Model S owners.READ MORE: COVID Reopening Day: San Francisco Businesses Thankful To Have Survived Pandemic
Earlier this month Tesla said its deliveries grew 52 percent to more than 11,000 in the second quarter. Shares of the Palo Alto, California-based company rose $5.35, or 2 percent, to $272.02 in afternoon trading.MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: San Franciscans Hopeful as City Drops Pandemic Restrictions
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