Tesla is about to stop selling the Model S 75D and Model X 75D, Elon Musk unexpectedly announced on Wednesday. The CEO told followers on Twitter that the company will stop taking orders for the two cars as of Sunday night. The two cars are the cheapest versions available at the time of writing, and their removal will increase the base price of a Model S by nearly $20,000.
The move draws a bigger differentiator between the entry-level Model 3, which can cost $62,000 for the performance edition, and Tesla’s two premium models. The Model S 75D, named because of its 75-kilowatt-hour battery pack that runs for 259 miles per charge, costs $76,000, while the 100D that runs for 335 miles costs $94,000. The Model X 75D costs $82,000 and runs for 237 miles, while the 100D costs $97,000 and runs for 295 miles. When asked by Inverse for further details about the move, including whether it signals the release of new versions with higher capacity than 100-kilowatt hours, Tesla declined to comment.Read More... Elon Musk Announces Surprise Plan to Stop Selling Two Tesla Car Versions