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Tesla Motors Announces 70D Model S, Says Goodbye to 60

Since the launch of its Roadster in 2008, Tesla Motors has challenged the notion that fully electric cars are confined to city limits and handicapped to short driving distances. The Roadster was the first all-electric production automobile to travel more than 200 miles on a single charge. About 70,000 cars later, Tesla continues to step up its game in its efforts to show just how feasible electric cars can be for traveling long distances. Today, Tesla, makes its latest move, saying goodbye to its lowest-range 60 kilowatt-hour powered Model S sedan and achieving a new minimum fully electric driving standard with its formidable replacement: the new 70D.

The company also introduced three new colors, including ocean blue, obsidian black, and warm silver.

Other features standard on the 70D worth noting include:

  • Autopilot hardware
  • Navigation
  • Automatic keyless entry with receding door handles self presenting (no longer requires tech package)
  • Lane departure warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Parking sensors

With the 70D, Tesla has undoubtedly upped the ante for its entry-level Model S. The value proposition for Model S is better than ever.

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Editor's note: A previous version of this article was based on early information and stated incorrect horsepower for the 70D Model S. The zero-to-60 time is unchanged.

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