10K OFF A TESLA
Tesla is now offering North American buyers a new variant of its Model S or Model X at lower prices. While the two vehicles are $10,000 cheaper, these new “Standard Range” (SR) models come with a smaller range as well. The Model S SR has a 515-kilometre range, while the Model X SR has a 433-kilometre range. The Model S SR can be ordered for $108,990 before add-ons; the SR Model X is $122,990 before add-ons. The original Model S is $121,990 and the original Model X is listed for $135,990. Further differences between the two models have yet to be noted by the automaker, but both models have the same battery pack and motors. Performance and range are limited by software, said a Tesla rep.
COAST TO COAST IN 18 CHARGES
Rainer Zietlow recently drove a Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle across Canada, stopping just 18 times to recharge—a feat the adventure driver has won a Guinness World Record for. Zietlow and his cameraman, Elric Popp, departed St. John’s, Nfld., on July 25, 2023. The pair traversed 7,133 kilometres across Canada and ended their trip in Victoria, B.C. on Aug. 1, 2023. Zietlow is now making another journey, in the opposite direction, stopping at 145 VW dealers across the nation to spread news of his mission. Pierre Boutin, VW Canada’s president and CEO stated: “The Volkswagen family is thrilled to celebrate Rainer’s new Guinness World Record.”