Tesla kills Base Model S 60, 60D

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, Automotive Editor - March 27, 2017

Tesla is quietly dropping the base 60 and 60D variants of the Model S, in the wake of slow sales and new models waiting in the wings.

As reported this week by The Car Connection, customers have until the middle of April to order the 60 models before they're discontinued. At that point, the 75D will serve as the Model S entry point.

The 60 and 60D use a 60-kilowatt-hour battery that owners can convert to 75D specifications and allow for 40 more miles of range (for a total of 250 miles per charge) for a cool $6,500 over-the-air upgrade. Few buyers apparently wanted to save money with the smaller capacity battery, however. With the Model 3 arriving soon, Tesla likely has little capacity to spare on unpopular models, hence the death of the 60s.

If you want to get the least expensive Tesla, hurry and place an order. We doubt most Tesla fans will mourn the 60 line's passing.

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Zac Estrada is an automotive journalist and contributing writer who hails from Santa Barbara, CA. Zac attended Northeastern University's School of Journalism in Boston and currently runs the automotive blog Confessions of an Autoholic. 

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