Tesla Motors has now announced a new range of its Model S electric cars. The new range line up come after a very strong first financial quarter. Tesla sold a total of 10,030 cars during the first three months of 2015.
The Model S, the least-expensive model, now comes with a 70kWh dual-motored drivetrain with an EPA-rated 240-mile range. Moreover, the car’s power has been increased from 302-horsepower to an impressive 329-horsepower. The car has a sticker price of $69,900.
Model S 60
The model S 60 now boasts a 385-horsepower motor, with a starting price of $70,000. It also has a 240-mile range in between charges.
Model S 70D
At a starting price of just $55,000, the Model S 70D has been made to broaden the Tesla range to compete with the BMW 5 series and the Mercedes E class. The car will offer a 15% bump in range for the motor, standard AWD, supercharging capabilities, and Autopilot hardware. Also, because of Tesla highly-technological cars, it will offer over-the-air software updates, without costs, over the life of the car.
All models are eligible for a U.S. government $7,500 tax credit. Many states are also offering additional incentives for buying an all-electric car.
By Alex Lemieux
Photo by Steve Jurvetson – Flickr License