Tesla is slashing the base entry price of the Model S to $66,000 thanks to the new 60 and 60D models.
You may remember that the Model S already had a 60kWh battery option when it was first introduced in 2012, but eventually Tesla did away with the model. Now, the Tesla Model S 60 and 60D are returning to the lineup to make the car more accessible than the current Model S, which costs at least $71,500.
The Model S 60 can travel 210 miles on a single charge, hit a top speed of 130 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. Opting for the all-wheel drive 60D model will set you back $71,000 and will likely have a slightly worse range and 0 to 60 time thanks to the added weight, though Tesla didn’t release specific figures for the 60D. Before this model was introduced, it cost $76,500 to get into the cheapest all-wheel drive Model S, the 70D.
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Tesla also allows Model S 60 and 60D buyers to unlock more range from their vehicles, as each of these cars actually comes with a range-limited 75 kWh battery pack. Those who want the extra distance will have to spend $9,000 plus a $500 service fee.
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