Just a few weeks ago, Tesla announced that it would stop selling S-Model and Model 75 electric cars with a 75 kWh battery, leaving only a more expensive version with a battery of 100 kWh in the product line. Obviously, the dissatisfaction of potential buyers has proved to be so obvious that the management of the company has changed its decision again.
When ordering the Tesla Model S electric limo, two versions are now available – the standard S-value $ 85,000 and the advanced S-model for $ 112,000. As you can see, the battery capacity is now clearly not specified, the manufacturer limited to a power reserve of 310 miles and 315 miles, respectively.
However, as specialized publications are found, the same unit per 100 kWh is built into electric vehicles. In this case, in the initial version, the driver will not have access to the full capacity, and to unlock the full 100 kWh volume, he will have to pay $ 8,000 and then get 8% more power reserve (335 miles). Judging by the power reserve, the minimum battery capacity will be greater than 75 kWh in previous configurations.
With the Tesla Model X electric car, the situation is similar – the standard model X is offered for $ 88,000 and the Model X Performance for $ 117,000. In the first case, we have promised a 270-mile (or 295 miles after $ 8,000) backup in the second-289 miles. The battery situation is similar – in all versions, they put the same unit at 100 kWh, but if you choose not to modify the performance, you will have to pay for the full amount.
Interestingly, the way "Ludicrous Mode" is now sold separately, although it was a part of the version before. So, fans of the fastest acceleration will have to pay an additional $ 20,000 for the expense of the electric car for improved dynamics.
Keep in mind that even when rejecting the 75 kWh version, Ilon Musk said the company plans to gradually step away from direct reference to the name of electric vehicle capacity on "marketing" tags such as "Standard Range", "Mid Range" and " Extended Range ". ".
Let's remember that this is not the first time that Tesla leaves versions with less capacitive batteries. For example, a canceled version of 75 kW was introduced in 2016 as a cheaper alternative to a battery of 90 kWh, which is also no longer sold. At the very beginning of the sale, the Tesla S model was equipped with a battery of 40 kWh, and later the customers could choose the 60 kWh and 70 kWh versions, which were the software limited version of the 75 kWh base of the battery.
Source: Electrek, Tesla