Tesla Model S Battery Size

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Abbey Orzech
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 · 4 min read
The Tesla Model S has a battery size of 100 kWh which is slightly smaller than its previous battery pack that had about 104 kWh. 100 kWh translates to a driving range of 405 miles for the 2022 Model S Long Range trim! 
First released in 2012, the Model S has been in production longer than any other electric vehicle in the Tesla lineup and is arguably the blueprint for every other electric vehicle today. That means it has had time to get better and smarter until we’ve reached the point we’re at now—a smaller battery capacity but better range. 
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How big is a Tesla Model S battery? 

The battery size in the 2022 Tesla Model S is 100 kWh, which is, admittedly a step down from the previous battery pack that was packing nearly 104 kWh. 
But that step down is just in size! The power behind this 100 kWh battery has not been lessened but instead streamlined with a highly efficient powertrain and an incredibly aerodynamic design. All of this works together to produce more range from a smaller battery capacity
The Long Range trim of the Model S took that 100 kWh and secured an EPA estimated range of 405 miles per full charge. The EPA estimated range takes just a mild decrease in the Model S Plaid trim, but still manages an impressive 396 miles on a full charge. 
Like all Tesla batteries, batteries in the Model S are under a Battery and Drive Unit Limited Warranty. For all Model S trims, the warranty is good for eight years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Tesla Model S battery, range, and charging specs

The specs above are helpful if you’re rolling with a new Tesla Model S, but if the Tesla you secured is an earlier model, you’ll need some different information. So let’s look back at the Model S trims of years past.
The table below shows you’ll find the EPA estimated ratings for battery capacity, range, and charging times for various Tesla Model S years. Of course, these are just estimates and the real-world range for each trim will likely differ some, as will the charging time depending on the type of charger you’re using. The Tesla Supercharger will certainly get your Model S to a 100% charge quicker than a standard home outlet.
Model year
Trim
Battery capacity
Range
Charging time @ 240V
2017
Standard
75 kWh
259 mi
8.1 to 10 hrs
2018
Standard
75 kWh
315 mi
12 hrs
2019
Standard
75 kWh
285 mi
12 hrs
Long Range
100 kWh
370 mi
12 hrs
2020
Long Range
100 kWh
402 mi
12 hrs
Performance
100 kWh
348 mi
12 hrs
2021
Standard Range Plus
50 kWh
271 mi
8.5 to 10 hrs
Plaid
100 kWh
290 mi
10 hrs
2022
Performance
100 kWh
405 mi
8 to 15 hrs
Plaid
100 kWh
396 mi
8 to 15 hrs
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How does the Model S’s battery measure up to the competition?

We know that the Tesla Model S is effectively Tesla’s flagship vehicle that birthed in a new era of EVs from multiple manufacturers. You’ll find a lot of similarities in the Model S’s design and other EVs, but that doesn’t mean other manufacturers aren’t creating their own visions. Let’s see how the Model S battery size compares to the Nissan Leaf, Ford Lightning, and other electric vehicles on the market.
Model
Battery capacity
Maximum range
100 kWh
405 mi
50 kWh or 82 kWh
358 mi
75 kWh
330 mi
40 kWh or 62 kWh
226 mi
77 kWh
280 mi
2022 Rivian RIT
128.9 kWh
314 mi
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
98 kWh or 131 kWh
320 mi
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
58 kWh or 77 kWh
303 mi
2022 Kia EV6
58 kWh or 77 kWh
310 mi
Sure, the battery sizes in vehicles like Ford’s electric F-150 and other upcoming electric trucks will be pretty massive, but in terms of range, Tesla still reigns supreme. And the Model S is a downright beast that beats out the whole of the Tesla lineup. 

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