Elon Musk’s Tesla has re-introduced ‘Standard Range’ versions of its Model S and Model X vehicles in Canada.
The move makes two of the company’s most popular vehicles cheaper to obtain in Canada, provided you’re fine with a shorter range, a lower top speed and a slower 0-100km/h time.
Tesla once sold Standard Range versions of the Model S and Model X, but they were dropped back in 2019.
For reference, the Tesla Model S Plaid costs $148,990. It offers an estimated range of 637km and can achieve a top speed of 322km/h. It can go from 0-100km/h in 2.1 seconds.
The regular Model S costs $121,990 and has a 652km range with a top speed of 240km/h. It can go from 0-100 in 3.2 seconds.
The new ‘Standard Range’ Model S costs $108,990 and has a 515km range estimate. It has a top speed of 240km/h and can go from 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds.
On the other hand, the Tesla Model X Plaid costs $148,990 and has a 536km range. It has a top speed of 240km/h and goes from 0-100km/h in 2.6 seconds. The regular Model X costs $135,990 and offers an estimated range of 560 km with 240km/h top speed. It goes from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds.
The new ‘Standard Range’ Model X costs $122,990 with a 433km range, 240km/h top speed and goes from 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds.
As shared by Electrek, the battery pack in the new Standard Range models is the same as Long Range versions of the vehicles, which means that the cheaper Standard Range Model S and Model X have their capacity locked behind software. It could be that Tesla might let you pay to remove the software lock and extend your vehicle’s range in the future.
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