Tesla has raised the bottom costs of the Model 3 and Model Y by $2,000, the most recent in a sequence of value modifications this 12 months.
First noticed by Electrek, Tesla’s on-line configurator now exhibits the worth of the bottom rear-wheel drive Model 3 Standard Range Plus as $41,990 as an alternative of the earlier $39,990.
The beginning value of the Model 3 Performance additionally elevated from $56,990 to $57,990, whereas the worth of the Model 3 Long Range is unchanged at $49,990.
Similarly, the Model Y Long Range now begins at $54,990, in comparison with $52,990 earlier than. The higher-level Model Y Performance additionally obtained a value bump, from $60,990 to $61,990.
Starting costs for each the Model 3 and Model Y had been minimize earlier within the 12 months, after which in July had been raised. With this newest value change, the Model 3 Standard Range Plus is a whopping $5,000 extra now than in February.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk additionally repeatedly teased the potential for a $35,000 Model 3. It was right here for some time, however now lengthy gone. That’s why the Standard Range Plus is now the bottom mannequin.
Despite the hike in costs, Model Ys made later this 12 months, in Texas, is perhaps extra fascinating for his or her potential use of higher-density 4680-format battery cells. Musk additionally indicated earlier this 12 months that the Texas manufacturing facility would soar straight to this new cell format as an alternative of the 2170-format cells utilized in variations of the Model Y at present inbuilt Fremont, California.
Tesla may additionally probably be making ready for Congress to re-up the federal EV tax credit score and make Tesla consumers (and General Motors consumers) as soon as once more eligible. But the enlargement isn’t any carried out deal but.