Tesla Model S and Model X are now available in a new base trim, offering a lower range but more affordable price. The car's full range is software-locked and can probably be unlocked if the price difference is paid by the owner. Estimated delivery date is September-October.
To be more flexible with customers, Tesla has begun offering its Model S and Model X luxury cars at a discounted price. The company introduced the Standard Range version to expand the options offered. Cars in this variant are available to customers for $10,000 less than the Long Range version. At the same time, they have about 80 miles less range.
The Standard Range Model S is available with a starting price of $78,490 and has a range of 320 miles. That is $10,000 less than the former base Model S, which costs $88,490 and has a range of 405 miles. The Standard Range Model X costs $88,490 and has a range of 269 miles. That is $10,000 less than the $98,490 Model X with 348 miles of range.
Standard Range Model S and Model X were discontinued in 2021. Back then Tesla began to sell refreshed cars in only Long Range version (which became the base option) and high-performance Plaid.
The Standard Range Model S and Model X are the same cars as the Long Range. This means that they are equipped with the same battery packs and have the same number of motors. The range of cars is limited by a software lock. Tesla may allow owners to unlock additional range after paying the price difference between Standard Range and Long Range.
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