Tesla Launches Cheaper Version Of Model S And Model X
Tesla is now selling its Standard Range versions of the Model S and Model X electric vehicles for the first time in a while.
The two EVs mean that the starting price for both models is now $10,000 less for those who don’t want to choose added miles.
The Standard Range Model X starts at $88,490 which is a lot less than the $98,490 needed to get into the next model up. The Standard Range Model S starts at $78,490 versus $88,490, too.
Electrek was the first to spot the new additions, and Tesla has also confirmed that these vehicles have the same battery packs as the Long Range versions of the same vehicles. That means that the battery range is artificially limited by software, which could also suggest that a future payment could upgrade owners to the longer range versions.
Making Tesla EVs cheaper to get into is obviously a good thing for consumers, although there is no denying that even the standard-ranged versions of the Model S and Model X are costly vehicles in the first place.
Some buyers might also be less than impressed that they have the same car as people who can go longer between charges as well, although the $10,000 extra in their pocket should help go some way to easing that disappointment.