Tesla January 14 will be removed from sale, the most affordable modification of cars Model S and Model X. this Twitter wrote the company’s founder Elon Musk. The car went up an average of nearly $ 15,000, making them even less affordable for buyers. The reasons why the company made this decision, Musk chose not to specify.
Earlier Model S with a battery at 75 kWh can be bought for 66 $ 750, and Model X with the same “battery” — 72 950 dollars. In the first case, the battery provided a cruising range of 416 miles, in the second of 381 km. Now customers will be available only models with battery at 100 kWh For the Model S will have to pay $ 94,000, and for Model X — 97 000 dollars.
Starting on Monday, Tesla will no longer be taking orders for the 75 kWh version of the Model S & X. If you’d like that version, please order by Sunday night
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 9, 2019.
If you want to buy models at the same price, hurry up to place your order until Sunday evening — said Musk.
In the social networks of the company and blog this news yet. Experts believe that Tesla specifically has increased the price of premium cars to make its budget electrostan — Model 3, more popular. However, it is not very accessible: Musk wanted to sell electric car for $ 35,000, but now the cheapest modification costs 45 000 dollars. The interior of this car leaves much to be desired — this concerns a large amount of plastic and build quality.
It is also possible that the company is preparing a new model of battery with improved architecture. For the Model 3 Tesla, for example, produces a battery of 75 kWh, but they are produced according to other techniques using cell 2170.
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