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Facelifted Tesla Model S gets new tech and longer range

Visually, the biggest changes are to the front end, which now features a closed grille similar to the Model X SUV and compact-executive Model 3, instead of the blanked gloss black oval blank it had before. The headlights have also been redesigned, featuring scrolling indicators.

There are improvements to the range for most models. The entry-level 70kWh battery now offers a range of 282 miles to a charge, or 292 miles with the dual-motor setup, compared to 260 and 275 miles in the old car. Increases are smaller for the 90D, from 340 to 346 miles, while the P90D is unchanged.

New technology includes an air filtration system for the cabin, which almost eliminates harmful exhaust emissions, allergens, bacteria and contaminants, and a subzero weather package with four heated seats and defrosting elements for the windscreen wipers and screenwash nozzles. There is also an option to upgrade the 11kW on-board charger to a 16.5kW charger, increasing charging rates by around 50%.

The updated Tesla Model S is available to order now.

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