Tesla Model S Receives Refresh

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.”

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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.

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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]

The Verge