Tesla Discontinuing Model S 75 To Avoid Cannibalization Of The Model 3

Shortly after presenting the new Model 3 this summer, Elon Musk warned that the company will revise its Model S range.

Electrek has come to understand that the Model S 75 is going to be discontinued starting on  September 24, so those still interested in the rear-wheel drive version of the sedan have only a few days to make a deposit.

The decision is apparently tied to the Model 3, as Tesla is looking to differentiate the zero-emission hatch to the base version of the Model S. The latter has a starting price of $69,500, in the US, while the former can be had from $35,000. As a result, the Model 3 will become the company’s only product available with a single electric motor.

Unless Tesla Motors decides to update the price list of their products subsequent to this move, the cheapest model S will set its future buyers back for at least $74,500. This grade comes with a driving range of up to 259 miles (417km) on a single charge, thanks to a 75kWh battery.

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  • Nordschleife

    I am kinda shocked. Since he was trying to up sale people into the Model S, I thought he would have done something like this once Model 3 availability grows.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    should stick with 90 models

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Wow…that doesn’t leave much room for model 3 owners for the “up sell” when a lease ends. That’ll be a huge jump from $35k(likely $50k with options) to $88k(likely $100k with options) for Model 3 buyers. He’s building in a reason to leave the brand when your lease is up, you can’t afford a Model S upgrade and you don’t want to buy the same car again. And just an FYI. Only the Model S D is listed NOW.

  • DOESN’T MAKE MUCH SENSE.
    CANNIBALIZE FROM ONE MODEL, WHO CARES IF PEOPLE BUY THEIR PRODUCT.

  • krusshall

    A little bit of continuity please. Here is where having changes tied to model years would be good.

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