Tesla provides a 75kWh battery choice for the Mannequin S

Tesla adds a 75kWh battery option for the Model S


Later this week Tesla will add a brand new battery choice for consumers of its Mannequin S sedan. At present obtainable with both a 70 or 90kWh pack, the brand new choice will probably be 75kWh — the identical measurement because the smallest battery presently obtainable for the corporate’s new Mannequin X crossover. Electrek first noticed the brand new variant in an inventory on the California Air Useful resource Board (CARB) web site, and a Tesla spokesperson confirms that the improve can be a $three,000 choice, obtainable for each rear-wheel and AWD setups.

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There isn’t any phrase on precisely why Tesla is making the change, however an identical course of occurred when its bigger battery choice jumped from eighty five to 90kWh late final yr. Ultimately the older battery was phased out and it would not be shocking to see the identical occur right here, though for now Tesla says the 70 and 70D fashions will nonetheless be out there. Mixed with the just lately refreshed Mannequin S design and choices like a quicker commonplace charger, it fulfills earlier rumors of a slight worth hike on the best way, so if a number of grand (or 15-20 miles of vary) is sufficient to swing your subsequent electrical car buy, it is one thing to concentrate on.