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Tesla reintroduces more affordable ‘Standard Range’ versions of Model S and X

Tesla’s Model S configurator, showing the newly available Standard Range version. | Screenshot by Jon Porter / The Verge

Tesla now sells “Standard Range” versions of its Model S and Model X, lowering the starting price of both vehicles by $10,000 for anyone prepared to compromise on the distance either car can drive before needing to be recharged. The Standard Range Model X starts at $88,490, versus $98,490 for the next model up, while the Standard Range Model S starts at $78,490 versus $88,490. The changes to Tesla’s website were initially spotted by Electrek.

The main compromise with these models is their range. The Model X’s Standard Range version lists an estimated range of 269 miles, a 79 mile reduction, while the Model S’s Standard Range edition has an estimated range of 320 miles, 85 miles less than the step-up version. The Standard Range models…

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