“Raven” Model S spotted instore with upgraded range, motors and suspension | RenewEconomy

“Raven” Model S spotted instore with upgraded range, motors and suspension

Upgraded Tesla Raven with longer range and 200kW charging rate spotted in-store in US.


The Driven

One of the first upgraded electric Model S vehicles with longer range and adaptive suspension, code-named “Raven” by the electric carmaker, has been spotted in a Tesla showroom at Walnut Creek in California.

Thanks to a reworked, more efficient Model 3 permanent magnet rear wheel drive unit on the front axle, the new “Raven” Model S has a range of nearly 600km, making it the longest range electric car around, according to the carmaker.

Along with its SUV stablemate the Model X, the Model S received in April a number of upgrades including longer range, faster charging and adaptive suspension.

The black electric sedan was spotted by Twitter Chad Mortensen, who posted images on the social media channel on Monday (US time).

At first unsure if it was a Raven, Mortensen was assured by a Tesla “sales associate” that it indeed was.

While it is not clear if the vehicle pictured is the Long Range, Standard Range or Performance version of the premium electric sedan, closer inspection confirms that it is a Raven by virtue of the fact that the Dual Motor badge has a red underline.

Additionally, there has been a style update on the headlights, as pointed out by fellow Tweep Walter MacVane.

To read the full story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle dedicated site, The Driven, click here…

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