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Telsa To Bring Back Smaller-Battery Model S


Telsa is reviving its Model S 60, which will also be priced less then the one the company discontinued in 2015. The new version of the Model S 60 kilowatt-hour version will cost about $66,000 and will be able to drive for approximately 208 miles each charge.

AutoNews highlighted that Telsa Motors Inc. recently grabbed over 300,000 order deposits for its up-and-coming Model 3 vehicle, which was also priced lower in cost. Deliveries for the Telsa Model 3 will begin later in 2017, starting at a $35,000 price tag.

Perhaps the change is thanks to consumer feedback. Drivers have let the auto company known just how much their EVs put a dent into most wallets, even the Model S; as the EV now sells for over $100,000, especially when all the options, bells, and battery whistles are packed into the car.

As Telsa recently revealed in a statement, the company acknowledges that they have heard from many potential clients who would like to purchase the car, but could possibly only afford the vehicle at a lower price tag. Telsa will be adding a Model S 60, as well as a 60D (with the ‘D’ referring to all-wheel drive).

With the revised release of the Model S 60, this marks the least expensive Telsa vehicle, in its EV line up. While the 60D will start at $71,000, both Model S 60s will come with Autopilot function.

The state of Colorado recently passed a bill that offers Telsa clients a credit of $5,000 when it comes to buying electric cars; which marks the best state incentive in America, currently. Add in the federal credit of $7,500 and those in the state of Colorado could potentially nab a Telsa Model S 60 for as low as $53,500; prior to fees, taxes, and titles. The company’s initial 60 kWh vehicle, launched in 2012, had a starting price of $69,900.
If the price tag doesn’t entice you, maybe the newer features will; with Telsa promising that the updated Model S 60s will offer 0-to-60 in a little over five seconds, and a new front fascia design.

Telsa states it will create about 80 t0 90 thousand EVs this year, with a grand total over 500,000 by the year 2018; with most of these vehicles being Model S ones. In Q1, Telsa made 14,820 cars, with 12,851 being Model S, and the remainder, Model Xs.