Tesla to discontinue Model S 60 and 60D

Having only introduced the Model S 60 last year, Tesla has already called time on the entry level model.

Priced from £53,400, the 60 offered a 248-mile range and a 5.5-second 0-62mph sprint, while the four-wheel-drive 60D improved on those figures by five miles and three tenths of a second respectively.

Tesla Model S facelift red

Tesla Model S

75kWh 5dr Auto

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Introduced as a more affordable option to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, Tesla stated that most customers ended up buying an equivalent to the Model S 75 kWh so to simplify the ordering process they will be removing the 60 kWh option from the line-up.

Customers who still want the opportunity to own a 60 kWh Model S have until 16th April 2017 to place their order, and any 60 kWh Model S will have the ability to upgrade their battery to 75 kWh via an over the air update.

Quiet refresh

Tesla quietly updated its Model S electric saloon back in April last year, when images of the facelifted car appeared on the electric carmaker’s website overnight without fanfare, alongside details on the car’s new tech.

The most noticeable cosmetic change was the loss of the blanked-out black front grille. This achieved a uniform look for the Tesla range, bringing the car’s front-end in line with the Model X SUV and  Model 3, which continues to rack up pre-orders at a phenomenal rate.

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