Tesla has quietly dropped the price of its Model S electric sedan, trimming several thousand dollars from the luxury EV. Oldest vehicle in Tesla’s current range, the Model S still puts most electric rivals to shame when it comes to range, while the recently-announced Tri Motor All-Wheel Drive “Plaid” edition car proves speed is no problem, either.
Still, it’s fair to say that for the last few years the main sales action has been around Tesla’s more affordable cars. The Model 3 and the Model Y are both considerably cheaper than the Model S, not to mention feature newer technology and design. They’re also easier for Tesla to produce.
To nudge Model S sales into action, Tesla has done another price adjustment today. The Model S Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive – most affordable of the line-up – now starts at $71,990 for the Long Range Plus version. That’s rated at