Electric cars are often gauged based on how long they can go on a single charge. Tesla is once again setting the standard on that score with the Model S.
The company says upgrades to the Model S give the car the juice to go as far as 370 miles per charge. That’s good enough to make it the longest-range electric vehicle currently in production.
“We’ve accomplished this without increasing the cars’ battery size, proving that our expertise in system-level design can make our cars dramatically more efficient,” the company said in a statement announcing the enhancements.
Tesla tinkered with the car’s drivetrain design, a move it says made Model S more efficient in sending energy out when the vehicle accelerates and regenerating power when it brakes. Those changes also give the cars a little more pep in their step, reducing the time it takes to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour, according to Tesla.
The Model S has been consistently one of the top sold plug-in electric vehicles on the market since it was unveiled by Tesla in 2012. The company said it also made similar drivetrain upgrades to the Model X, its mid-size electric SUV.
How the California Lemon Law Works
Tesla’s advancements in electric car making are good news for the company and anyone looking for a battery-powered set of wheels. It comes as a number of major auto companies are pouring more money into electric fleets.
Unfortunately, however, electric and other vehicle buyers face a wide range of risks when purchasing a car. Vehicles all too often leave the manufacturing floor with a variety of defects, including many which can be hard to initially spot. Those defects can put the car’s driver and everyone else on the road at risk of an accident.
That’s where the California lemon law comes in. Officially called the Cong-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, the law requires car manufacturers to make certain repairs to vehicles sold or leased in the state while the cars are still under warranty. If the company doesn’t make those repairs—or the efforts are not successful—the manufacturer has to take the car back and compensate the owner/lessor or replace the vehicle.
The lemon law also forces the manufacturer to pick up any of your legal costs related to enforcing these rights.
Speak With a California Lemon Law Attorney
At the Bickel Law Firm, our California Lemon Law attorneys have represented hundreds of clients in defective vehicle cases. We understand the stress that can come with haggling with a carmaker over repairs and related issues. Our lawyers work aggressively to resolve these cases for the people that we represent.
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