In line with a letter despatched to Tesla house owners, “Most clients ended up shopping for an equal to the Mannequin S 75kWh. To simplify the ordering course of for our clients, we will probably be eradicating the 60 kWh possibility from our lineup.” The Verge reviews that the 60 and 60D will nonetheless be accessible to order till April 16, 2017. After that, it will be gone without end (in all probability).
This alteration will not be a giant deal for Tesla. Just about the one distinction between the Mannequin S 60 and 75 is their badges – the entire 60s really had the identical battery packs as their dearer 75-badged siblings. The distinction was in software program. Tesla solely allowed house owners of the cheaper models to entry about 80 p.c of the 60’s battery capability, until house owners selected to improve at a later time for $9,500.
Our guess is that potential Tesla patrons will not be bothered by the 60’s cancelation. We definitely imagine Tesla’s assertion that almost all of its clients selected the 75 anyway, particularly contemplating it was a a lot better deal – paying $6,500 on the outset was $three,000 cheaper than selecting to do it after the preliminary transaction – to unlock the total potential of the battery pack proper from the beginning.