Tesla Reintroduces Affordable Standard Range Versions of Its EV Models

Tesla reintroduces affordable Standard Range versions of its EV models such as the Model S and X. The reported versions that have just been reintroduced come with shorter ranges as well as lower price tags in contrast to the previous entry-level models.

Telsa Affordable Standard Range EV Models

Tesla Affordable Standard Range EV Models

Tesla as you should know in case you don’t now sell “Standard Range” versions of its Model S and Model X, thus lowering the starting price of both vehicles by a whopping $10,000 for anyone that is prepared to compromise on the distance either car can drive just before needing to be recharged. The Standard Range Model X in question kicks off at $88,490, versus $98,490 for the next model up, while the Standard Range Model S on the other hand begins at $78,490 versus $88,490. The changes to the website of Tesla were initially seen by Electrek.

The Compromise with the New Reported Models

The main compromise you should know with these models is their range. The Standard Range version of the Model X lists an estimated range of 269 miles, which is a 79-mile reduction just so you don’t know, while the Standard Range edition of the Model S on the other hand has an estimated range of 320 miles, which is a reported 85 miles less than the step-up version. The Standard Range models in question also list slightly slower 0-60 accelerations, as well as lower peak power.

Tesla prior to this development offered Standard Range versions of the Model S and X but however dropped them back in 2019 and Electrek has noted that they have remained absent following the refresh of both models in 2021. The electric car company is now bringing them back amidst a time of price cutting across its lineup that has also impacted its more affordable mass-market Model 3 as well as Model Y cars. Reuters however notes that just this week alone Tesla cut prices of two versions of its Model Y in the region of China.

Differences with the Separate Versions of the Models

Electrek also points out that it is still very unclear as to whether the new lower-range Model X and the Model S cars have physically smaller batteries, or whether it is that their capacity is software-locked (thus raising the possibility that buyers might just be able to pay to unlock their capacity after reported buys). But one commenter on Electrek points out that the listed weights of both Standard Range models are the same as their more expensive counterparts, thus suggesting minimal differences in hardware.

Tesla Model S And X

Both the Model S and X are notable for being the oldest cars in the current lineup of Tesla, with the S in question having been introduced more than a decade ago in 2012, and the X on the other hand having launched in the year 2015. The website of Tesla however reports that both the Model S Standard Range and Model X Standard Range will be shipping from September in the US.



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