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Tesla has downgraded the range of its brand new Model S Long Range, which also happens to be Tesla’s longest-range electric car, just a few days after launching the vehicle.

The event Tesla held at its Fremont factory on Thursday was more about the Model S Plaid, the new top performance Model S, but it was also the official launch of the new Model S, which also includes the cheaper Model S Long Range.

It was only briefly mentioned by CEO Elon Musk during the presentation when discussing the version’s longer range.

He joked about almost having 420 miles of range:

“In the Dual Motor configuration, it got a 412-mile range… 420 give or take.”

412 miles of range was indeed what Tesla was advertising since starting to take orders for the new Model S in January.

However, last night, just a day after Musk’s presentation, Tesla has updated the Model S online configurator to change the Model S Long Range’s advertised range to 405 miles:

It’s a small 7-mile downgrade over the previously advertised range by Tesla for the new $80,000 version of the Model S.

The official EPA estimated ranges for the new versions of the Model S are not on the agency’s website, but Tesla appears to have received the official results – leading to the change in advertised range.

You can see a small difference of Tesla listing the Model S Long Range’s range as “EPA estimate” versus just “estimate” for the Model S Plaid:

In a comment to Electrek last week, Musk said that he doesn’t see a need for an electric vehicle with a range of more than 400 miles:

“What we are seeing is that once you have a range above 400 miles, more range doesn’t really matter. There are essentially zero trips above 400 miles where the driver doesn’t need to stop for restroom, food, coffee, etc. anyway.”

The comment was criticized for not accounting for the fact that a 400-mile range is closer to 250-300 miles in colder climates and depending on the conditions.

However, Tesla seemed to have an answer for that during the launch of the new Model S this week with a new thermal system with heat pump that Musk claimed could increase cold-weather range by 30%.

Despite the slight downgrade in range, Tesla still dominates rated EPA ranges for production vehicles, but several new electric vehicles coming to market are starting to close the gap.


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Oasis star Bonehead announces he’s been given all clear for tonsil cancer

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Former Oasis guitarist Paul Arthurs – better known as Bonehead – has announced that he has been given the “all clear” after being diagnosed with tonsil cancer earlier this year.

The 57-year-old musician, who was a founding member of the Manchester band, wrote on Twitter: “Update on my cancer; I had a full scan 10 days ago and it’s all clear, it’s gone.

“Thank you so much all of you for the messages I’ve had throughout, you’ve helped more than you know.

“Thank you especially to the team at @TheChristieNHS, into recovery now and see you all soon.”

Oasis members (L-R) Alan White, Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher and Paul Guigsy McGuigan in 1996
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Oasis members (L-R) Alan White, Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher and Paul Guigsy McGuigan in 1996

He had taken a break from music while receiving treatment at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Withington, Manchester.

Liam Gallagher, the former frontman of Oasis, tweeted his support for Arthurs: “Yes Bonehead, we knew you’d kick its arse”.

Gallagher’s daughter Molly also commented on social media, “Best news!!”, while boxer Ricky Hatten added, “Get in there bonehead lad. Boom”.

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Arthurs is a multi-instrumentalist and is credited for having played piano and mellotron on Oasis’ iconic album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?

He can also be seen on the keys in the video for Don’t Look Back in Anger.

Read more: Liam Gallagher reveals he needs a double hip replacement for arthritis – but would rather be in a wheelchair and suffer in agony

He began playing with Gallagher in the band The Rain, which Gallagher suggested be renamed Oasis.

They did not enjoy much success until Gallagher’s brother Noel joined, bringing a collection of hits that would make the band internationally famous.

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Arthurs announced he was leaving the band in 1999, during the recording of Oasis’s fourth album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, stating he wanted to spend more time with his family.

However, he has continued to work with Gallagher over the years, including in his band Beady Eye and on his solo projects.

The pair performed together during Gallagher’s headlining sets at Reading and Leeds festivals last summer.

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Chloe Grace Moretz hits out at ‘horrific’ Family Guy pizza box meme that led to body dysmorphia

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Chloe Grace Moretz has hit out at a Family Guy meme showing her walking into a hotel carrying a pizza box, and blames it for the body dysmorphia she says led to her becoming “a recluse”.

The actress, 25, who has been famous for more than half her life, said she has struggled to get over the fallout from the meme and suffered panic attacks as a result.

Speaking to the fashion magazine Hunger, Moretz said she first experienced “self-loathing” after appearing on a red carpet when she was 18 and went on to seek therapy.

She was a child star, whose role in Kick-Ass at 12 brought her worldwide fame, as did her two-year romance with Brooklyn Beckham from 2014. But her rise to fame was followed by negative attention online.

“Then came the onslaught of horrific memes that started getting sent to me about my body,” Moretz said.

“There was one meme that really affected me, of me walking into a hotel with a pizza box in my hand.”

The image, which went viral, was manipulated to resemble a character from Family Guy with long legs and a short torso.

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She went on: “Everyone was making fun of my body and I brought it up with someone and they were like, ‘Oh, shut the f*** up, it’s funny.’

“And I just remember sitting there and thinking, my body is being used as a joke and it’s something that I can’t change about who I am, and it is being posted all over Instagram.

“It was something so benign as walking into a hotel with leftovers. And to this day when I see that meme, it’s something very hard for me to overcome.

“After that, I was kind of sad. It took a layer of something that I used to enjoy, which was getting dressed up and going to a carpet and taking a photo, and made me super self-conscious.

“And I think that body dysmorphia – which we all deal with in this world – is extrapolated by the issues of social media.”

She said the result was that she withdrew into herself: “I basically became a recluse.” The break from being photographed then made it hard when she was back in front of the camera.

“It made me severely anxious when I was photographed. My heart rate would rise and I would hyperventilate.”

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Moretz also said that she hoped to step behind the camera in future, instead of “being in front of it all the time”, enjoying the “freedom” of the less visible role.

Moretz has been in more than 50 films and is starring in the first TV series of her career.

The Peripheral, an eight-part sci-fi series about time travel, airs on Amazon on 21 October.

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Gangsta’s Paradise rapper Coolio dead at 59

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Actress Michelle Pfeiffer and rappers Snoop Dogg, MC Hammer and LL Cool J have led tributes to Coolio after his death aged 59.

According his manager, he was visiting a friend’s house in Los Angeles on Wednesday when he appears to have suffered a heart attack.

Real name Artis Leon Ivey Jr, Coolio was best known for his 1995 hit Gangsta’s Paradise, which was recorded as the soundtrack for Pfeiffer’s film Dangerous Minds.

Propelling him to international fame, it remained at number one on the US Billboard charts for three weeks and earned him a Grammy for best solo rap performance.

Sharing a clip from the music video on Instagram, Pfeiffer said she was “heartbroken” over a “life cut entirely too short”.

“As some of you may know I was lucky enough to work with him on Dangerous Minds in 1995. He won a Grammy for his brilliant song on the soundtrack – which I think was the reason our film saw so much success.

“I remember him being nothing but gracious. 30 years later I still get chills when I hear the song.”

She signed off the post: “Rest in power Artis Leon Ivey Jr”.

Sharing a picture of the two of them on Instagram, posing on the set of the music video for their 2006 track Gangsta Walk, Snoop Dogg wrote: “Gangstas paradise. R I P.”

LL Cool J tweeted: “Rest in power my brother @Coolio. Love & Respect.”

Vanilla Ice said he was “freaking out” following reports of Coolio’s death.

“I’m freaking out I just heard my good friend Coolio passed away,” he posted.

Former NWA star Ice Cube said: “This is sad news. I witness first hand this man’s grind to the top of the industry. Rest In Peace.”

‘One of the nicest dudes I’ve known’

MC Hammer described Coolio as “one of the nicest dudes I’ve known”.

“Good people. RIP Coolio,” he wrote. He also shared a black and white picture of the rapper. He later posted a second picture of the pair together, along with Tupac and Snoop Dogg.

Musical comedian Weird Al Yankovic paid his respects by sharing a picture of the pair hugging and adding: “RIP Coolio”.

He parodied Gangsta’s Paradise as Amish Paradise, though at the time it was claimed Coolio had not given him permission to do so. Coolio stated in interviews the pair had since made amends.

US comedian Martin Lawrence wrote: “My deepest condolences and prayers go out to the family of @Coolio #rip”.

While author Wajahat Ali commented: “Coolio is dead. I can’t believe I wrote that. Only 59. If you’re Gen X, you know and respect. Gangstas Paradise inshallah.”

Coolio was nominated for five other Grammys during his career, which began in the late-1980s.

Born in Monessen, Pennsylvania, he moved to Compton, California, where he went to community college. He worked as a volunteer firefighter and in airport security before devoting himself full-time to hip-hop and releasing his first single in 1987.

He also provided the opening track Aw, Here It Goes! for the TV series Kenan & Kel.

The rapper came third in the sixth series of Channel 4’s Celebrity Big Brother in 2009.

Police sources told entertainment site TMZ no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene of Coolio’s death.

It reported paramedics were called to a house in Los Angeles around 4pm for a medical emergency and when they got there they pronounced Coolio dead.

Police have opened a death investigation but there did not appear to be any signs of foul play, the site added.

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