Earlier we told you about the first hints of a 75kWh Model S, and now it's reality: the Model S 75D is coming later this week. The 5kWh upgrade will run $3000 and adds 19 miles to the car's range, according to official comments provided to Jalopnik.
The Model S 75D first surfaced in, of all places, the California Air Resources Board's Clean Air Vehicle carpool access lane tables. The 75D will not be replacing the base 70kWh battery (at least not yet), instead it is slotting in as an intermediary option between the 70D and 90D. The additional kilowatt-hours will extend the Model S's range to 259 miles.
The 75kWh pack debuted on the Model X earlier this month; the electric SUV is only available in 70kWh and 90kWh configurations. The Model S and Model X share the same drivetrain and battery pack structure, so adding the 75kWh option to the Model S wouldn't have been a huge to-do for Tesla.
This will expand the current powertrain options for the Model S to 70, 70D, 75D, 90D, and P90D.