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75 S and X discontinued

Discussion in 'Model S' started by fasteddie7, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. fasteddie7

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    I saw this coming. Kinda stinks as that model works for my family and it was a good price. Oh well, 100d here I come...
     
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  3. technoz

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    If you order a 75 on Sunday who knows you might get a software limited 85 ;)
     
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  4. Uncle Paul

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    I predict that Tesla will introduce a new battery pack that will take advantage of the upcoming V3 faster Superchargers.

    With faster charging, a bigger battery will not be as necessary.
     
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  5. Olle

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    This will be the last week of kWh designation for Tesla
     
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    I’m in Australia this week. They’re still showing the 75D with January delivery (I gather previously built and enroute to Au or here already).
     
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    If so, are the 100’s the new SR and the coming 120’s (whatever) the LR?! :D

    (They/Elon did mumble something about this at some point... probably the shadow of it!)
     
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  8. MXWing

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    Order and delay delivery for a year. Wish I did that with the Model 3.
     
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    That is my hope. When they do that I will be placing my order for the new long range Model S.
     
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  10. Olle

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    Yup. the batteries might gradually shrink as efficiency improves though... as long as range stays same for each range designation...
     
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  11. whitex

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    Tesla focusing on increasing profit margins. 60 & 75's were there to address people who wouldn't spend $100K for a car but wanted a viable EV - those people can buy a Model 3, now that it's being released worldwide. IIRC profit margin on cars is one of Elon's deliverables to the company (in order to get his stock bonus) - discontinuing the lower profit margin car will help that, but he couldn't do it before as it would hurt the volume, another deliverable of his. Basically, by selling a potential 75 customers a Model 3 instead, Tesla makes more money.
     
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    Interesting thought, but I’m not sure I agree with your conclusion. Admittedly pure speculation, but I’d assume Tesla’s profit margin is greater on a S75D than an AWD 3.
     
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    I agree with whitex' argument but would be interested to hear why else would they do this?
     
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    I think the 75 as it currently exists needed to go before Supercharger v3 is announced. Hard to explain why a brand new car you’re still selling can’t take advantage of the new faster charging rates (75kwh cars don’t supercharge over 100kw).

    Some point thereafter we’ll see the return of a “mid range” Model S post refresh (doubt they’ll ever do a short range) with 2170 cells and maybe 85kwh.
     
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  15. ohmman

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    If so, I'm trading up my X90D immediately. That extra range will save me a ton of time on towing trips - less stopping, less 100% charges.

    Fingers crossed!
     
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  16. fasteddie7

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    I’d imagine the 100 drop just enough to keep distance between the top of the line m3 and perhaps a new long range s and x will come along, then when they need a delivery push, a ‘midrange’ s and x will come along...
     
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    I should have seen that coming. I’d been checking the inventory vehicles in Seattle and every new vehicle was a 100D. I thought it was just their way of profiting on the end of year tax credits.
     
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    Renaming to Standard and Long Range or other not numeric names sounds possible at least as future plan.

    Old rumor about 130 kWh Model S battery being tested could be another maybe a next step in the battery upgrade story later although actual number of kWh could have since changed.
     
  20. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    I predict not. I think it's simply a response to the impact of the Model 3 on low-spec S and X demand in Europe and China.
     

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