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Tesla drops 85kWh battery from its global lineup

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In short while ago, Tesla decided to no longer offer its 85kWh battery option to customers in Canada and Mexico. Inside EVS now reports that the company will do the same for all global markets.

The introduction of the more powerful 90kWh battery last year pretty much tolled the bell for the original 85 kWh unit, which had been available since the debut of the Tesla Model S in 2012. If it lasted as long as it did, it’s probably because Tesla looked to sell out old/existing 85kWh pack inventory.

Future Model S buyers will obviously have to pay a bit more for the 90kWh battery, but they’ll benefit from increased range (up from 435 to 463 kilometres, approximately).