A report coming from the Netherlands suggests that Tesla’s Model S sedan and Model X SUV will soon have a 100-killowatt-hour battery pack.
The evidence was discovered by Dutch blog Kenteken.TV on the database of RDW, the Netherlands regulator and European authority used by Tesla to approve its vehicles for European Union roads.
Three new versions of Tesla’s battery pack were listed: 100D, P100D, and P100D with Ludicrous upgrade.
Several other names have been registered by the RDW, including 60R and 100X, but there’s no knowledge as to what these could be yet.
This confirms a rumor from last March when Tesla owner and hacker Jason Hughes posted images and badges for a new P100D version of the Model S he found hidden in the latest update to his Model S.
At the time Tesla boss Elon Musk responded with the tweet, “good hacking is a gift,” suggesting that the information is accurate.
The open data published on RDW’s “Certificate of Conformity” shows the driving range listed for the new 100D Model S is 380 miles.
That’s based on the generous European Driving Cycle (NEDC), not the real world range test procedure used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The new Dutch listing indicates a 10.5 percent gain in range, which should translate to around a maximum 324 miles for the Model S and 270 miles for the Model X using the EPA’s rating system.
The first indication of these new models availability in the U.S. will most likely be when they are posted on the California Air Resources Board’s web site.