That sound you hear is the sound of Tesla customers dropping a lot more cash on some of the electric carmaker's vehicles. As of Thursday morning, the automaker bumped the cost of theby a cool $10,000. Other and variants didn't escape a price increase, either.
The new price for the most powerful Model S now sits at $149,990 before a $1,200 destination charge. For this lofty sum, buyers still get a promised 520-plus mile range, a 200 mph top speed and 0-60 mph runs in less than 1.99 seconds, according to Tesla.
For the average EV buyer, though, the Model Y and Model 3 price increases are probably more important. This comes weeks after Tesla, and then scrapped the most affordable Model Y altogether. It's been a confusing time to order a Tesla, but bear with me, we'll sort it out.
The cheapest Model Y now costs $49,990 before destination with a $1,000 price increase, but the Model Y Performance holds tight at $60,990. For potential Model 3 customers, the price is now $37,490, an increase of $500 for the Standard Range Plus. The midtier Model 3 Long Range also gets a $500 increase and now costs $46,490. Like the Model Y Performance, the Model 3 Performance sticks to its previous price -- it still costs $55,990.
For Model Y buyers, it's especially a bummer, noting Tesla isn't actively trying to sell the entry-level Standard Range version any longer. CEO Elon Musk said previously it didn't really meet the automaker's range standards, but it's. In other words, you'll have to visit a Tesla store in person to get more information on ordering one. It's also a bit of a crap shoot on when any newly ordered Model 3 and Model Y cars will be ready for delivery. The automaker recently in some cases, likely as the company suffers from the washing over the auto industry and beyond.