Despite a year that is breaking records in terms of sales, Tesla has once again increased the price of its flagship vehicles. In this case, the price of the Model 3 and Model Y has already increased in the United States, with an additional cost of $ 5,500 to $ 6,500 respectively.
Tesla had a banner year in 2021. Their third-quarter sales set a new record for the company, which has already sold nearly 241,300 vehicles to its customers. Production also increased, with Model 3 sedans and Model Y SUVs making up the vast majority of the 237,823 vehicles built by the company during the third quarter.
With demand so high and supply sticking around, it looks like Tesla now wants make a little more money from sales. As a result, prices increased for the Model 3 and Model Y, affecting every trim level for both car lines.
An increase from $ 2,000 to $ 6,500
In the United States, the two base models including the Model 3 Autonomie Standard Plus and the Model Y Long Range now cost $ 2,000 more. The cheapest Model 3 now costs $ 41,990, while the Model Y starts at $ 54,990. Compared to the end of last year, the Model 3 costs $ 5,500 more. The Model Y, during the same period, grew by 6 500 dollars.
The increases are not just for these finishes. Indeed, the price of the Performance versions of the two vehicles also increased by 1,000 dollars. A Model 3 Performance will now cost $ 57,990 in the United States, while buyers of a Model Y Performance will have to shell out $ 61,990.
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As a reminder, the Model 3 Autonomie Standard Plus (propulsion) costs € 43,800 in France. The Model 3 Grande Autonomie costs € 52,990 and the Performance € 59,990. The Model Y is priced at € 59,990 in Long Range and € 66,990 in Performance.
Neither Elon Musk nor Tesla commented on the increase, but it is suspected that it would stem from the current shortage of chips. This theory is supported by Musk’s Twitter account, which mentions of ” great difficulties Encountered by Tesla suppliers during the previous quarter.