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2016-06-10 08:05

MORE AFFORDABLE? Tesla Motors has announced a cheaper version of the Model S electric vehicle. Image: Tesla Motors

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New York - Tesla says it has started selling a cheaper version of its Model S car, in an attempt to make the electric car more affordable for more people.

The new version, called the Model S 60, starts at $66 000. An all-wheel drive version of the Model S 60 will start at $71 000. Both cost less than the current Model S 90, which starts at $89 500.

The company says the Model S 60 can travel 321km per charge and has a top speed of 210km/h. Tesla is taking orders for the new Model S 60 for delivery next month, according to its website.

Tesla headed for SA

In April 2016, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that its latest electric vehicle, the Model 3 is headed for South Africa. Musk made the announcement on twitter.

The automaker says orders are piling up even though the new car won't be available until late 2017. 

The Model 3 is expected to have a range of at least 321km when fully charged, about double what drivers get from competitors in its price range, such as the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3.

According to the automaker, South Africans can reserve their Model 3 by placing a $1000 payment on Tesla's website.

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