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Tesla Motors, Inc.'s Model S: A Less Expensive Version Coming?

Next year will be critical for Tesla Motors . Not only will the company begin to ramp-up production of its recently launched the Model X SUV, but it also plans to show its Model 3 , a fully electric car the company says will be priced at about $35,000 before any incentives.

But despite all of the attention Tesla's X and 3 will likely garner during 2016, investors shouldn't write off the Model S as history. If the company's pattern of aggressively updating the car is any indication of how next year will play out, the Model S could see some key improvements during the year. And, perhaps most interestingly, Tesla could even launch a lower-cost version of the Model S.

Tesla Supercharger network in Europe. Image source: Tesla Motors.

Even just 200 miles of range for a Model S may be compelling today. The proliferation of the company's Supercharger locations, which can charge a Tesla vehicle from a 0% charge to 50% in about 20 minutes, and to 80% in about 40 minutes, combined with the ramp-up of Tesla's Destination Charger locations, have made traveling in the Model S far more convenient today than it was even just a two years ago.

Could 2016 be a good time to bring the 60 kWh Model S, with its 208 miles of range, back from the dead?

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