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Tesla Model Y Standard Range disappears from configurator weeks after surprise debut

It's not clear if Tesla discontinued the Standard Range electric SUV or what's going on.

Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
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The merry-go-round of changes for Tesla vehicles continues this week after the company quietly pulled the Model Y Standard Range variant from its online configurator this weekend. This morning, it's still missing. Adding additional questions is the fact that  just last week dropped prices on the entry-level electric SUV by $2,000.

Has Tesla dropped the variant altogether? Did the company receive an overwhelming number of orders for the base Model Y following the price cut? I would love to give you this information, but Tesla does not operate a public relations department to field requests for comment. The company hasn't made any online or social media communications surrounding the move, either.

Here's another curveball: The Model Y Long Range is now $1,000 cheaper at $48,990 after the Standard Range version disappeared from the online configurator. That's still a heftier price tag than the $39,990 price Tesla advertised for the barely two-month-old Model Y Standard Range. All prices are before a $1,200 destination charge.

As it stands, the Model 3 exits the latest confusion unscathed and still costs $36,990 to start after the company dropped the electric sedan's price by $1,000 last week. We'll keep an eye on the situation, and hopefully, we get some clarity sooner rather than later.

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