Were you interested in picking up a Standard Range version of the Model S and Model X? You have missed your chance to buy it new. Tesla has dropped this version for both models, which basically means that it has actually increased the minimum price for the Model S and Model X by a couple of thousand dollars. Tesla’s online configuration only lists the Long Range and Performance models of these cars which customers can now order.
This also results in a simplification of the company’s lineup. Customers who want a Model S or Model X now will only have two options, the Long Range or Performance, both of which are more expensive compared to the erstwhile Standard Range. The new starting prices are no $79,990 for the Model S and $84,990 for the Model X.
What it has done, though, is lower the starting price of its Model 3 slightly to $38,990. This should help more people make up their mind about getting their first Tesla vehicle. “We are also adjusting our pricing in order to continue to improve affordability for customers,” Tesla said in a statement.
Tesla does keep tweaking the prices for its vehicles regularly as it tries to strike a balance between making the vehicles attainable for customers and bringing in the revenues that it absolutely needs.