Tesla is discontinuing its 75 kWh battery pack for Model S and Model X starting next week, which will significantly increase the base price of the automaker’s two flagship vehicles.
Back in 2016, Tesla introduced the 75 kWh battery pack for Model S and Model X.
As the automaker discontinued its software-locked battery pack options, the 75 kWh pack became the base version of the two vehicles.
Now more than two years later, CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla is discontinuing the 75 kWh battery pack without announcing any replacement at the moment.
He wrote on Twitter that customers have until Sunday night to order the vehicle:
Unless other things change on Monday, it would result in a significant increase in the price of both the Model S and Model X.
In the US, the 100 kWh battery pack starts at $94,000 instead of $76,000 for the 75 kWh version in the Model S and $97,000 instead of $82,000 for the Model X.
Tesla didn’t want to comment on the change beyond saying that they occasionally make changes to their vehicle lineup.
Furthermore, Musk commented that they want to move away from marketing battery packs based on kWh capacity like they did with the Model 3, which is advertised with a “Long Range” battery pack and a “Mid Range” battery pack.
Last week, the automaker said that it is reducing the price of all its vehicles in the US to compensate for the tax credit phase-out.