Tesla Motors may have finally made a few major improvements in its battery technology, but it hasn’t made major improvements on the performance of its batteries.
The Model S, for instance, has been performing very well for many years.
In 2017, the company claimed it had reduced the size of its lithium-ion batteries to only about 30% of what they were in 2014.
The company is also touting the efficiency of its new batteries in a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday, claiming they can reach 90% efficiency over an extended period of time, compared to less than 20% efficiency in Tesla’s previous batteries.
It also claims that the new battery technology offers a much higher charge-to-discharge ratio than the one it was using in its past batteries.
But while the Model S battery is still a little bit more efficient than the batteries that have dominated the market for years, it doesn’t look like it will be able to provide the same amount of miles per charge as the Tesla Roadster.
“The biggest improvement in the Model 3 is the battery,” said Peter Pielke, an analyst with Autotrader.
“It’s going to be much more capable of going from zero to 60 in about an hour.”
He also noted that Tesla’s current cars have a much lower range than the Model X, which can top out at more than 300 miles.
“You can get the Model III down to the 90 percent range of the Model 4,” Pielkke said.
“We don’t have the Model IV, so we’re not going to get the performance out of that.”
In other words, Tesla’s Model 3 could only reach about 60 miles per gallon with the new batteries.
Tesla Motors will also be adding another new battery to the lineup later this year that will allow the company to reach higher speeds.
The battery technology has changed quite a bit since Tesla first unveiled it in 2014, but Tesla said it had made significant improvements in terms of performance and efficiency in that first iteration.
The batteries are now designed to be able store more energy over a longer period of use.
The Tesla Roadsters, the fastest-selling model in the U.S., can go from zero-to 60 in around 5.5 seconds.
Tesla is expected to make more of its cars, including the Model 2, available for purchase in 2021, which could help it boost the amount of cars it sells per year.