Published on February 9th, 2016 | by James Ayre24
Tesla Drops 85 kWh From Model S Offering
February 9th, 2016 by James Ayre
Originally published on EV Obsession.
The 85 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack option has been removed from Tesla’s online design studio for US and Australian customers, following on a similar move made recently in Canada.
This now leaves the option of only a 70 kWh or a 90 kWh battery pack option — a simplification of offerings that makes a fair bit of sense now that the company is actively selling two different models rather than just one and 85 kWh isn’t very different from 90 kWh. (Honestly, it’s a switch we thought would be coming sooner).
Rumors have been going around that the company is likely to reveal a 100 kWh battery pack option sometime in the near future — so there’s the possibility that battery pack options will be expanded to include 3 distinct pack sizes again before long. Rumors are just rumors, though. At this point, we have no idea if there’s anything behind these.