Tesla has officially announced and took pre-orders for the Model 3 electric vehicle. Priced at $35,000, it was considered as the most cost efficient EV which offers a total of 200 miles per charge.
The car is scheduled to get launched in 2018. In the meantime, the brand has come up with a surprise announcement. They launched the next generation Model S 60 which is now being promoted as the new entry level Tesla car. It is being promoted as an entry level variantand is a much needed relief for those who couldn’t wait to buy the Model 3. The company confirmed that the new model would offer an impressive 210 mile range on a single charge. When it comes to a brand like Tesla, such things aren’t groundbreaking as they have already set a new benchmark for the entire automobile industry.
But, when going for the next gen Model S 60, it is important to know that the car is not entirely new and is the same model from the past. The 60 kWh variant was discontinued citing various technical reasons which has come up one more time with a new brand name and a similar pricing. The car is also integrated with the visual updates so as to make it relevant to the modern buyer. Tesla has a solid gap between their new launch and existing models. It is evident that they are trying to increase sales by launching available variants in new package.
The new base Model S can cover 210 miles and is said to be priced at $66,000. The car will be equipped with a rear wheel drive by default and there is no option to change or upgrade this one. Buyers can choose to go for a dual motor configuration which will increase the cost to $71,000. The model is powered by a 60 kWh battery and there is an option to upgrade it with a 75 kWh battery. Battery output will remain the same as the older model with two different options to pick from.
Meanwhile, all major automobile manufacturers are getting ready to launch electric cars of their own. They are going to launch models which can travel 200 miles or more so as to give a tough competition to Tesla. Leading the race is Nissan, Audi, BMW, Hyundai among almost every top brand in the automobile brand. Electric cars are here to stay and might probably make the world emission free real soon.