Low Demand for Model S 60 and 60D Prompts Tesla to Discontinue Them

Model S 60 and 60D to be discontinued

Tesla Motors has decided to axe two Model S variants: the entry-level Model S 60 and 60D. April 17 is the official date for discontinuing the models. Tesla says that demand for these models is low, and most customers skip them in favor of the more powerful 75 models with longer range.

The 60KWh Battery on these lower-priced Model S variants is actually upgradable to 75KWh at any time with a paid over-the-air (OTA) update. Still, Tesla customers reportedly prefer paying more for a model with greater upfront range and capacity.

That implies that entry price for the Model S just got a lot steeper, and the company says it’s simplifying the Model S range.

It’s a smart move considering they need a clear price differentiation between the more exclusive Model S and the everyman’s Model 3. Besides, it does simplify the choice for Model S customers, who have had to choose from seven different options.

The five remaining models are the 75, the 75D, the 90D, the 100D and the P100D, the last of which has a 315 mile range and goes from zero to sixty miles per hour in 2.5 seconds flat.

But the new entry-level S 75 is no slouch, delivering nearly 250 miles of range and a top speed of 140 mph. The car also comes with their famous 8 year “infinite mile” battery and drive unit warranty.

Per the change in unlimited free supercharging, however, Tesla only offers 400KWh of free annual Supercharger credits for these cars.

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