It looks like Tesla is determined to show the slow-selling Model S 60 and 60D the door. This means the 75 and AWD 75D will be the new entry-level models.
Tesla sent out a letter of notification to its owners stating that, “Most customers ended up buying an equivalent to the Model S 75kWh. To simplify the ordering process for our customers, we will be removing the 60 kWh option from our lineup,” as revealed by The Verge.
The report clarifies that the 60 and 60D will still be available for order up till April 16, 2017. But, after that, the models will be asked to walk the plank.
This won’t be a big change for Tesla as the main difference between the Model S 60 and 75 is their badges. In fact, all 60 models come with the same battery units as the 75 models – it’s just that Tesla only allowed owners of the cheaper models to access about 80 percent of the entire battery’s capacity. If they wanted more, they’ll have to fork out $9,500 for an upgrade.