Tesla Drops Model S 60 and 60 D
Less than a year after adding a pair of entry-level variants to the Model S Sedan lineup, Tesla announced that the most affordable Model S 60 and dual-motor 60D will be mustered out of the family starting in mid-April. Sales of these two with their 60-kWh battery packs and respective $67,200 and $72,200 starting prices before incentives have failed to live up to expectations. Tesla notes that most buyers prefer the slightly pricier but longer-range Model S 75 and 75D duo that have a 75-kWh pack that add 46 miles and 50 miles of per-charge range and cost about $8,500 more, respectively.
While their usable ratings may differ, the actual battery packs in a Model S 60 and 60D are identical to the ones used in the Model S 75 and 75D. Tesla has confirmed that it will still be possible to unlock the extra 15 kWh of power capacity in a 60-kWh pack via an over-the-air software update for an additional fee.
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