Tesla has introduced a new cheaper version of the Model S, the Model S 60 and 60D. The chief component that has been cheapened is the battery, which has been electronically limited to 60kWh. Likewise, the price has also diminished to £53,400 or from £410 a month.
The new model replaces the 70D that became available in April 2015 and when compared to the 60 and 60D, the 70D appears to have been better value for money, as it provided more range for just a few more pennies.
Rated range is 248 miles, while acceleration remains rapid at 5.5 seconds and top speed is 130mph. The all-wheel drive Model S 60D version increases the range to 253 miles and acceleration from 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds.
However, if that sounds or proves insufficient, for the princely sum of £7,500 the battery can be upgraded to 75kWh since this is the true capacity of the battery installed. The 75kWh version provides an additional 19% extra range.
Additionally, anyone who buys a 60 or any other new Model S or Model X between now and 15th July through the Tesla Referral Programme gets a £750 credit towards the purchase. Just get the special personal code from any Tesla owner and enter it at the time of purchase.