NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Tesla Motors (TSLA) - Get Report were rising in late-afternoon trading on Tuesday after CEO Elon Musk announced that the electric vehicles manufacturer will launch versions of its Model S sedan and Model X SUV that have a more powerful 100 kilowatt hour battery.
Musk unveiled a new 100 kWh battery option for the Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode, which will enable it to go from 0 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds vs. 2.8 seconds for the P90D Ludicrous version, Bloomberg reports. The upgrade will cost $10,000 for customers who have pre-ordered the P90D Ludicrous or $20,000 for customers who already own that vehicle.
The Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode will now get to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds.
The Model S version will be able to run for 315 miles on one charge, while the Model X will run for 289 miles on one charge.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates the stock as a "sell" with a ratings score of D+.
Tesla's weaknesses include its deteriorating net income, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.
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