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Tesla unveils a cheaper Model X with a smaller battery

by Jacob Kleinman | July 13, 2016July 13, 2016 6:30 pm PST

Tesla is rolling out a cheaper version of its Model X electric SUV. The new 60D model is available for $74,000 with a smaller 60kWh battery and all-wheel drive, though the company says it should come closer to $59,100, thanks to tax incentives and the money you save on gas over five years of use.

The Model X 60D offers a range of about 200 miles per charge and costs $9,000 less than the next model up. You can also add autopilot features whenever you want for $2,500. It’s unclear if Tesla plans to offer extra battery capacity through a paid software update like it does with the cheaper Model S announced last month.

Tesla’s Model X hasn’t had the smoothest of launches. Early customers have reported various software bugs and hardware issues, and the company is on track to miss its sales targets for the year. The cheaper Model 3 should help turn things around when it launches next year, but in the meantime, we may see Tesla continue to cut prices in an effort to boost its overall numbers.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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