While most of the current spotlight on Tesla revolves around the Model 3, the Model S has received a refresh.
A new front fascia, adaptive LED headlamps, some new interior finishes, and the availability of an air-filtration system that’s similar to what’s available on the Model X SUV. Tesla says this system can filter out “99.97% of particulate exhaust pollution and effectively all allergens, bacteria, and other contaminants from cabin air.”
The new fascia will give the Model S a look that’s more similar to the Model X. The changes are effective as of now.
The standard charger now has 48 amps instead of 40, which will enable faster charging when using a higher-amp outlet, according to Tesla.
The Model X and Model 3 designs show that Tesla might be moving to a lineup that’s grille-free, mostly in the name of improved aerodynamics.
One rumor that didn’t come to fruition with the updated Model S is a 100 kilowatt-hour battery. While it’s still possible that the Model S could get one, it looks likely that the available 90 kilowatt-hour battery will remain the largest available on the Model S.
[Update: Tesla has now announced that all trim levels of the Model S will receive a $1,500 price increase]