Tesla will resume selling a lower-priced 60 kWh version of the Model S, less than a year after it discontinued that version and made a pricier 70-kwh model the entry-level option.
The new entry-level S 60 is priced beginning at $66,000. An all-wheel-drive version, the S 60D, starts at $71,000. Both deliver over 200 miles of range, come equipped with Autopilot hardware, and offer free access to the Supercharger network.
Tesla says the Model S 60 will deliver 210 miles of range, a top speed of 130 mph and zero-to-60 acceleration in 5.5 seconds. The Model S 60D provides 218 miles of range and faster acceleration (zero-to-60 in 5.2 seconds).
The 60 and 60D models actually have a 75 kwh battery, but the range is limited by software. Buyers can unlock the greater range by paying an additional $6,000.
Tesla said it is resurrecting the cheaper version for people who want a Tesla, but can’t afford the 70 kWh version, which starts at $76,500.