It looks as if Tesla wants all of its Model S 60, 60D, and 70 owners to shift to 75kWh battery pack as the company will then have a starting variant for the Model S from 75 kWh only. The base 75 and 75D versions have seen price reductions of $5,000 and $3,000 for Model S and X respectively, while the 90D's price drops by $2,000 for both cars.
At the other end, pricing for both cars' 100-kwh versions are increasing.
Tesla dropped the price on their entry-level Model S, with a $7,500 discount to the 75kWh version, which now starts at $69,500. The highest-performance Model S P100D will cost $141,200 (up $5,500), while the Model X P100D will cost $146,200 (up $9,500). Also, certain upgrades are now off-limits on some models.
Tesla loves rearranging its model lineups with little fanfare. The downfall in price is the aftermath of discontinuing the sales of 60kWh model, whose production stopped recently after the last stock sold out.
The Model S 75 promises an EPA-estimated 249 miles of range and a 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds.
In addition to cutting costs, Tesla is also revamping what is included in the vehicles, The Verge reports.
Meanwhile, the Model S 100D's MPGe ratings stand at 101 MPGe in urban settings, 102 MPGe on highway and 102 MPGe combined total.
These changes seem to represent a streamlining of Tesla's offerings before the release of the Model 3.
"Periodically we have adjusted pricing and available options to best reflect the value of our products and our customers' preferences". The price of the 100D and P100D is going up by a few thousand dollars on April 24th to $97,500 and $140,000 respectively (Model X owners are seeing similar price hikes to $99,500 and $145,000). We expect our total average selling price to remain nearly exactly the same.
If these new price drops entice you to order a Model S, you can use our referral code to save another $1,000 - bringing the base price of the Model S to $68,500.