Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Tesla's Model S gets a fresh look and faster charging

All the changes have already gone into production.
Matt Brian, @m4tt
April 12, 2016
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

While Tesla's upcoming Model 3 has dominated headlines in recent weeks, the company isn't neglecting the vehicle that has helped make an affordable option possible: the Model S. Addressing rumors that the luxury electric sedan would soon get a welcome revamp, Tesla confirmed today that the car now boasts a new front fascia and headlights, as well as a few other upgrades.

Looking at the photo supplied by Tesla, you'll notice that the grill is all but gone, replaced with a front-end that made its debut on the Model X (a car recently recalled over safety issues). The company also says it has upgraded the internal HEPA air filtration system, which it claims is 100 times more effective than any other in-car filter, and ramped the standard charger up from 40 amps to 48 amps. Now, when a new Model S is plugged in, it'll reach full battery a little bit faster than before.

Customers looking to put $70,000+ down on a new Model S will now have the option of two new interiors: figured ash wood and dark ash wood. Tesla has already updated its website to reflect the new options and says the changes have gone into production today at its factory in Fremont, California.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Chevy will start selling EV retrofit kits in 2021

Chevy will start selling EV retrofit kits in 2021

View
Disney robot with human-like gaze is equal parts uncanny and horrifying

Disney robot with human-like gaze is equal parts uncanny and horrifying

View
Roborace engineer explains why a driverless racecar drove into a wall

Roborace engineer explains why a driverless racecar drove into a wall

View
Nest thermostats in the US and Canada can now monitor your HVAC system

Nest thermostats in the US and Canada can now monitor your HVAC system

View
$149 Playdate handheld is 'ready to go,' orders start in early 2021

$149 Playdate handheld is 'ready to go,' orders start in early 2021

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr