Tesla Intends To Discontinue The Model S 60 kWh And 60D

Pablo Tucker
March 20, 2017

Tesla has been raising funds in order to ramp up mass production of its mysterious Model 3 in July.

It looks like Tesla is determined to show the slow-selling Model S 60 and 60D the door.

Electrek has confirmed with the company that the Model S 60 and Model S 60D will only be available for orders until April 16. The rear-wheel drive Model S 60 is now listed at $108,700 and the all-wheel drive "Dual motor" 60D is priced at $116,300.

M - Tesla is discontinuing its cheapest versions of the Model S luxury sedan, the rear-wheel-drive 60 and all-wheel-drive 60D with the 60-kilowatt-hour battery pack. However, most customers ended up buying an equivalent to the Model S 75 kWh.

One year ago, we introduced the Model S 60 kWh battery as a more affordable option to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. This means the 75 and AWD 75D will be the new entry-level models. For a $7,000 fee, Tesla would upgrade the software for a Model S 60 owner over the air to unlock the full 75-kwh capacity. Tesla may have seen the S 60 and 60D as an unnecessary part of the line-up, hence, the decision to completely remove them. With Tesla having set a schedule for production of the $35,000 Model 3 to start in July, a streamlined set of choices for vehicle buyers will give them the chance to make a clear choice on the Tesla auto that they are going to buy.

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