Effective next week, Tesla will no longer be offering its Model S and Model X with the 75-kWh battery pack, which was formerly the base-level option.
This means the base level models for both the flagship sedan
and the flagship SUV Model X will be bumped up by about US$15,000 each.
The news was broken by the brand's eccentric leader Elon Musk on Twitter.
He named Sunday night as the final date the 75-kWh battery versions will still be available in what was basically a classic 'get 'em while they're hot' message.
Starting on Monday, Tesla will no longer be taking orders for the 75 kWh version of the Model S & X. If you'd like that version, please order by Sunday night at https://t.co/46TXqRJ3C1
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 9, 2019
the cancelation is a way for Tesla to avoid having two of basically the same cars in the entry level Model S and top-of-the-line Model 3.
Others wondered if this was a sign of the things to come for the two vehicles. One Twitter user asked so in a reply, 'Is Model S & X being phased out over the next year or two?' Musk replied almost immediately with a 'Def not.'
And there it is, straight from the horse's mouth.
The bottom line is that if you want to get into a Tesla Model S or Model X for as little as possible, you might want to consider pulling the trigger on that order by Sunday. Otherwise, have you considered the Model 3?