Effective next week, Tesla will no longer be offering its Model S and Model X with the 75-kWh battery pack, which was formerly the base-level option.
This means the base level models for both the flagship sedan Model S and the flagship SUV Model X will be bumped up by about US$15,000 each.
The news was broken by the brand’s eccentric leader Elon Musk on Twitter.
He named Sunday night as the final date the 75-kWh battery versions will still be available in what was basically a classic “get ‘em while they’re hot” message.
Some speculate the cancelation is a way for Tesla to avoid having two of basically the same cars in the entry level Model S and top-of-the-line Model 3.
Others wondered if this was a sign of the things to come for the two vehicles. One Twitter user asked so in a reply, “Is Model S & X being phased out over the next year or two?” Musk replied almost immediately with a “Def not.”
And there it is, straight from the horse’s mouth.
The bottom line is that if you want to get into a Tesla Model S or Model X for as little as possible, you might want to consider pulling the trigger on that order by Sunday. Otherwise, have you considered the Model 3?
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