Will Also Now Have a 75 kWh Option Available For $3,000 More

Will Also Now Have a 75 kWh Option Available For $3,000 More

After getting its announcement thunder stolen by CARB earlier today, Tesla has confirmed that the Model S lineup will now more closely match the full Model X offerings with a new 75D offering (75 kWh, all wheel drive).

News foreshadowing the new Model S showed up on CARB's HOV eligible vehicle list early Tuesday morning, and Tesla has now responded to requests for confirmation on the product leak.

A Recent CARB Eligibility List Forced Tesla's Hand In Confirming The 75D Edition Of The Model S

A Recent CARB Eligibility List Forced Tesla's Hand In Confirming The 75D Edition Of The Model S

Tesla Widens The Range Gap Between The Model S And Upcoming Model 3

Tesla Widens The Range Gap Between The Model S And Upcoming Model 3

Thankfully, Tesla has also given us some details on the upcoming 75D:

*- 75 kWh of energy translates to 259 miles of range - up from the 240 found in today's 70D

*- the extra 5 kWh of power will cost an additional $3,000

*- the 75D is expected to launch next week

One would expect that the 70 kWh versions of the Model S will soon be discontinued, as Tesla's future inexpensive Model 3 offering will have its starting range begin from 215 miles.

Also, and as we alluded to earlier today, it now seems even more likely that a future rumored upgrade for the premium Tesla trim levels on both the X and S to 100 kWh is in the cards.