Although the 75D on the Model X takes its range from 220 miles on the 70D to 237 miles, the equivalent Model S is pushing range from 259 miles on the smaller pack to 234 miles.
Once the stock of the latter runs out, the Model S 70D variant would be no more. The options for buyers would then be betweeen the 75D and 90D models – or would it be 100D instead?
Heath Walker, communications manager for Tesla Australia, has confirmed with CarAdvice that the company’s local arm will offer the 75kWh Model S alongside the updated range, with orders for the new 75D commencing at the end of this week.
The order page of the company’s local website is still to be updated, however, and exact pricing and specifications are yet to be confirmed.
According to a post from gcgp, his Tesla delivery specialist was told by Tesla that 70D owners will have the option to upgrade to 75 kWh via an over-the-air software update. If true, this would imply that the extra capacity is already in place. Presumably, the upgrade is only available on recent post-facelift Model S 70D.