As already announced, Tesla increased prices across its vehicle lineup, but the average increase is not as high as previously announced.
Earlier this month, Tesla announced a drastic plan to move all its sales online in order to reduce prices.
At first, it was presented as a way to enable the released of the new $35,000 base Model 3, but it also came with some massive price cuts across Tesla’s entire lineup — up to almost 50% for some of the higher-end Model S and Model X in a few markets.
Those bigger price cuts resulted in some Tesla owners literally protesting at stores in those markets.
A few days later, CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla would partially reverse course and leave most stores open, which would result in a “slight price increase” across the entire lineup except for the base Model 3.
The prices were supposed to go up by 3% on Monday, but Tesla announced that it delayed the change to Wednesday night – citing not being able to process all orders.
Tesla has now followed through, but the price increases are not as high as 3% for the most part.
As promised, the base $35,000 Model 3 remains unchanged. As for the ‘Standard Plus’ version, it now starts at $37,500 – only $500 more than before the update.
The prices of the other versions of the Model 3 are now up by $1,500.
The Model S and Model X vehicles also saw some slight increases in the base price, but the average price increase overall is less than 2%.
As for the Autopilot packages, Tesla is now selling the base Autopilot for $3,000 and the Full Self-driving Capability package is $5,000
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