Just had a thought. As we know models of ICE cars are often marketed and sold with various levels of power for the same engine/trim for customers who want economy or power , or a bit of both.

I.E. BMW, 116D, 118D and 120D. All a 2.0 ltr Diesel engine (same block) but different sized turbos depending if you want slower but more economical (116d) or faster and more juicy (120d).

Almost all EV types have only one power level, fixed KWH / POWER output. All that is optional is trim level.

Is it not possible with EV's for them all to have the same KWH output power but software controling (limiting acceleration) to give slower more economical variants (slower but more range for the same KWH power) or faster more juicy variants (Quicker but less range?)

Or does this not make sense with an EV ?

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Being pedantic kWH isn't power it is energy. KW is power.

In terms of model segmenting, Tesla Model S can come in 3 configurations (in the UK) a 60, an 85 and a P85

Both 85's have the same amount of energy storage capacity (85kWH), and the 60 only 60kWH. Think of this as how big the fuel tank is.

The P85 has something like 310kW (or 416 BHP), the regular 85 270kW (362 BHP), the 60 225kW (302 BHP).

So a P85 would drain it's 85kWH of stored energy if driven at it's full power of 310 kW in a little over 15 minutes (85kWH/310kW).

A regular 85, something like 18 minutes.

In practice, driving on regular roads at identical speeds/accelerations, both would use exactly the same amount of power to keep up with traffic flow / speed limits, so have identical range.