While Tesla’s fans worldwide are waiting for the Tesla Model 3 to start rolling off the production line, Tesla is still busy churning out the same Model S and Model X versions that it’s been making for years. But starting in April, buying a Model S will be a little more expensive.

Tesla is discontinuing the Model S 60 and 60D versions, which are the cheapest Teslas you can currently buy. Both cars actually have the same 75kWh battery pack that’s found in the Model S 75, but are limited to 60kWh of capacity via software, in order to make the car cheaper.

In a statement, Tesla laid out the reasons for removing the Model S 60 from sale:

One year ago, we introduced the Model S 60 kWh battery as a more affordable option to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. However, most customers ended up buying an equivalent to the Model S 75 kWh. To simplify the ordering process for our customers, we will be removing the 60 kWh option from our lineup.

Customers who still want the opportunity to own a 60 kWh Model S will have until April 16, 2017 to place their order. Any 60 kWh Model S will have the ability to upgrade their battery to 75 kWh via an over the air update.

The price difference between the two cars is significant. The Model S 60 is listed for $59,500 after tax rebates, while the Model S 75 comes in at $66,000. For your $6,500, you’re getting about 40 miles more range, and nothing else.

Making the entry-level Tesla more expensive makes sense given the upcoming launch of the Model 3, which is set to cost around $35,000 after savings. By upping the price of the Model S, Tesla is presumably hoping to nudge more customers into spending a little more money on a Tesla, rather than buying the base version. Discontinuing the Model S 60 will presumably not simplify the manufacturing process for Tesla, since the Model S 60 is just a Model S 75 with software artificially limiting battery size.

Chris Mills has loved tinkering with technology ever since he worked out how to defeat the parental controls on his parents' internet. He's blogged his way through Apple events and SpaceX launches ever since, and still keeps a bizarre fondness for the Palm Pre.