A year after its debut, the electric car has hit a new milestone.
The new Tesla Model S, powered by the new 7.0-liter V6 and 8.3-liter gasoline engine, has passed the 100-kilowatt-hour mark, and will be the world’s first electric car to hit that milestone.
The new Model S is already selling in Australia, as well as a handful of European countries, with deliveries starting in the middle of the year.
In the US, the first deliveries were made on December 31, and deliveries are expected to be fully-fledged by early January 2020.
The first Tesla Model X SUV has also arrived at dealerships across the US.
With sales expected to surpass that of the Model S by the end of the decade, Tesla is well positioned to become the global leader in electric vehicles.
But if the Model X is any indication, Tesla may need to do more.
In early December, Tesla announced it had purchased more than 1,500 miles of battery space on the production line, but the Model Y, its long-awaited competitor, has yet to arrive.
A Tesla spokesperson told Bloomberg that “the Model Y will arrive as a part of the next wave of production.
This will help us deliver our vehicles to customers in early 2020.”
That said, if Tesla’s battery-free Model Y is indeed the answer to all our energy woes, it would be an amazing achievement.