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Tesla is eliminating the 75 kWh battery pack option on the Model S and Model X

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
Jan 10, 2019
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  1. Tesla is phasing out the 75 kWh battery pack options for its Model S sedan and Model X SUV. Those interested in purchasing models with the entry-level battery capacity will need to place their order by Sunday night, CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter.

    The Tesla Model S 75D starts at $66,750 (after potential incentives and gas savings) and offers a range of 259 miles, a top speed of 140 mph and a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds. The Model X, meanwhile, starts at $72,950 with a range of 237 miles, a top speed of 130 mph and a sprint to 60 in 4.9 seconds.

    With the 75D trim on the way out, the next cheapest option for both vehicles is the 100D which carries an $18,000 premium on the Model S and a $15,000 premium on the Model X. Sure, you get more range, a higher top speed and faster acceleration, but not all buyers will care and would rather save the money.

    It’s unclear if another battery option will fulfill the base option slot.

    The electric automaker earlier this month slashed $2,000 of the price of its vehicles to help cover the loss of a federal tax credit that recently went away.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,710   +4,046

    Just another reason to avoid this one!
  3. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 4,218   +2,484

    Yet another Musk backtrack? Nothing here to see. Move along!
  4. Starting at $67,000 USD this is certainly a car for the masses, if there are only few on the road, environmental impact will be nil.
    captaincranky likes this.
  5. netman

    netman TS Evangelist Posts: 384   +133

    Company greed kicks into a high gear!
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 15,179   +4,127

    That's assuming what's left of the EPA chooses to ignore all the hot air Musk emits. :rolleyes:
  7. Mmmgood

    Mmmgood TS Rookie

    Compared to every other super car in the world, Tesla is the fastest, lowest cost of them all,
    Musk should charge twice the price, and that would fund his future designs and factories.
    He should probably not have given a whole factory to China, who will undoubtedly sell that stolen design
    back to Telsa's own customers in USA and Europe later.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 15,179   +4,127

    In all honesty, this post is so badly misguided and misinformed, it's almost a shame Techspot doesn't have a banning policy against it, and. travesties like it.

    Try to keep up:

    1: Tesla's are far from "Supercars". Musk just keeps hanging bigger motors in them for the headlines it generates.

    2: Musk didn't "give a factory to China". More than likely the Chinese government is picking up the tab for it.

    3: Musk's tax credits for electric cars are about to dry up here in the US. Thus, he's milked the American taxpayer for as much start up capital as he can.

    4: Were we to assume that Tesla is an "American product" to begin with, Musk is indulging himself in every industrialist's wet dream. It's called "outsourcing". He's actually banking on the fact that Tesla's from China will be cheaper than American built product, in order to sell multiple times as many with the cheaper price tag.

    You probably nurture a fantasy the Apple is an American company, when in fact, their product is manufactured in China by Foxconn. Who BTW, has a staff of 100,000 Chinese workers at the task.
    senketsu likes this.

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