After Sony, BMW and Mercedes, it’s now Tesla’s turn to surprise us at this CES edition.
CES in Las Vegas is full of surprises, and every year it’s hard to predict in advance what will make the headlines during this special week. But in this 2022 edition, one thing is certain, the automotive world has carved out the lion’s share. After Sony, BMW and Mercedes, it’s Tesla’s turn, through the Our Next Energy (ONE) brand, to make its models talk about it in the aisles of the show.
A few days ago, the German brand with the star, Mercedes-Benz, had already succeeded in surprising the world of the electric car by offering the Vision EQXX. This concept did not seem to have anything surprising on paper, but it is on the length that the latter clashes. Indeed, Mercedes has worked hard to produce a car capable of covering over 1,000 km on a single charge.
Tesla and ONE very close to 1,500 kilometers
An exploit which could well have had its place in the Guinness Book of Records, only Tesla and ONE decided otherwise. Indeed, just a few days after the masterful presentation of the historic German manufacturer, it was his young Texan competitor who came to pull the rug out from under him.
Tesla has indeed arrived in Vegas with an original Model S Plaid. The latter indeed embeds the latest battery from Our Next Energy, 203.7 kWh. Suffice to say that with such a capacity, the autonomy of the car is increased tenfold.
As the video above shows, Tesla’s car is capable of breaking the 1,200-kilometer mark, all on a single charge. Another test, this time carried out on a test bench at a constant speed, made it possible to cross the barrier of 1,400 kilometers traveled. A real feat for Our Next Energy, which can be explained by real in-depth R&D work.
A state-of-the-art alloy for an inexhaustible battery
According to the brand, this new battery is composed of a mixture of Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese cathodes and a graphite anode. These state-of-the-art elements allow the car to greatly exceed the 1000 km range mark, but also to improve recharging time.
If the latter is still very long, which is logical given the capacity of the battery, ONE engineers hope to be able to reduce it as much as possible in the coming years. Autonomy and recharging time are the two biggest black spots of the electric car so that the latter manages to impose itself among the general public.