We’ll have to get used to: talk about a model only in power levels is becoming has-been. A sedan will soon decline over only 150, 200 and 250 hp. But rather 70 kWh, 75 kWh and 90 kWh. At least that is already the case of the Tesla Model S. So far offered with two battery packs, the large sedan California will soon be proposed to the United States in a third variant 75 D. Compared to the 70D which it derives this version should be provided at a charge of $ 3,000 (+ € 2,600).
In doing so, the firm opens perhaps the way for a more radical change in the way in which cars are sold, to the extent that integrate all optional equipment on the base model and allow the user to unlock permits the manufacturer to achieve significant savings by having only one assembly line for one model and not multiple branches.
A challenge for Tesla, which further complicated the challenge that the firm had itself given: she now hopes to produce 500,000 vehicles per year by 2018 and 2020. Preorders record of Model 3 are there to something, but suddenly, all means are good to optimize the plants.
The second is a commercial argument: some people will not need these 5 kWh and more, corresponding to 30 km around on the road, and Tesla offers them a car a little cheaper. If they change their mind later, they can always add a few thousand dollars more than those who took the model 75 kWh have already paid. Why not simply remove the option to 70 kWh catalog, since it is not materially and 5 kWh more or less are not really a radical change for the user? This is where it gets interesting.