Tesla Introduces Model X In 75 kWh Version (75D) As Public Design Studio Goes Live
Today, Tesla released the much anticipated design studio to the public, and also had a special bonus to announce at the same time.
A Model X 75D!
Previously, the Model X was available to early deposit reservists in a 70 and 90 kWh version only. However the 70D has now been removed in favor of 5 more kWh.
As for the effect on the base Model X range? It gets a bump from 220 miles to 237 miles. One curious note on the 75D is that it has a lower reported top speed of 130 mph (vs 140 mph in the past).
We also note that the 75D isn’t a free upgrade, the base price of the Model X has increased from $80,000 to $83,000.
With the bump in entry level performance, the rumor that a new 100 kWh battery is coming shortly for both the Model X and Model S is looking better everyday. After all, the 90D now only offers an extra 20 miles of range (vs 37 miles yesterday on the 70D) for some $10,000+ more of an investment.
As an additional note, the 5 -seat interior is included in the base price, with the 6/7 seat configurations an option.
Hat tip to Big Solar!