• 2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Apr 2015  [photo: David Noland]

    Last week, the new base version of the Tesla Model S, known as the 70D, hit the electric-car world like a thunderclap. No early-warning publicity, no teasing tweet from Elon. Just the sudden appearance on the Tesla website configurator of the new model--with dual motors, all-wheel drive, a 70-kWh battery that gives it an EPA range of 240 miles, and a base price of $75,000. It was already in production, with 70Ds arriving in some Tesla stores within days of the unveiling. You can buy one now for delivery in 6-8 weeks, same as the other Tesla models. DON'T MISS: 2014 Tesla Model S P85D: First...

  • 2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color
    BREAKING: $75,000 Tesla Model S 70D: AWD, 240-Mile Range Is New Base Version

    Leave it to electric-car maker Tesla Motors to spring another surprise on the world. This morning, it announced a brand-new version of the base model in its signature battery-electric luxury sedan lineup. The Tesla Model S 70D is an all-wheel-drive Model S with a 70-kilowatt-hour battery pack...

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