Tesla’s least expensive Model S has increased in price by $2,000 and will now be sold for $68,000. The Model S 60’s price hike, which was announced in a Tesla newsletter, will go into effect on November 22. As no other price changes are rolling out, this could push more consumers to the higher-end models.
Now that the entry-level 60 kWh model is more expensive, it costs just $6,500 more to get a 75 kWh model. Making that upgrade increases the electric vehicle’s range from 215 miles to 259 miles.
Part of the price increase may be explained by Tesla’s decision to include autonomous driving hardware in all models by default. That hardware includes cameras and 12 sensors.