Tesla's back with another price increase, this time for its new range-topping updated prices on its website Wednesday showing the powerful, electric sedan will now cost another $10,000 for a total cost of $129,990 before destination. Yeesh. I suppose if you're already spending six figures on a car, another 10 grand is a drop in the bucket.. Just ahead of its , the automaker
It's the latest in a series of price rises for the automaker, with CEO demand for new cars is skyrocketing as pandemic restrictions ease up in the US.to explain that prices are "increasing due to major supply chain price pressure industry-wide." Automakers have been particularly hard hit by the , just as
If there's a silver lining, the new price is still technically $10,000 cheaper than what Tesla originally wanted to sell the Model S Plaid for. First, it revealed the Plaid with a $139,990 price tag, but it followed it up with avariant with a promised 520-mile range. That car's since been canceled, according to CEO Elon Musk. It was supposed to cost $149,990, so the regular Model S Plaid dropped to $119,990 to give the cars some space.
With the Plaid Plus out of the picture, it seems Tesla thinks $129,990 is the sweet spot for the new electric car. It'll boast a 200-mph top speed, a 0-60 mph time under 2 seconds, and according to Jay Leno, it set a new world record for the. With all that power, it's unsurprising that range falls slightly, dipping to 390 miles per charge, versus today's Model S Long Range and its 412-mile juice breaks.
Perhaps Tesla will have more to say about the Model S Plaid's price later this evening; the company doesn't operate a public relations department to respond to media requests for comment.