Tesla has rolled out its latest price increase to the most affordable Model Y in its lineup. As per Tesla’s official website, the Model Y All-Wheel Drive now starts at $47,740 before options. Prices for the Model Y Long Range and Model Y Performance are unchanged.
Prior to its recent price increase, the Model Y AWD was priced at $47,490 before options. It should be noted, however, that even with its most recent price increase, the Model Y AWD still qualifies for the Inflation Reduction Act’s $7,500 federal tax credit.
With the $7,500 federal tax credit in place, the Model Y AWD could effectively be purchased for about $40,240. That’s quite a deal for the Model Y, considering its space, power, and overall suite of features.
Following the release of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRA) list of eligible vehicles for the IRA’s EV tax credit, Tesla rolled out a price adjustment to the Model Y, lowering the vehicle’s price by 6%-9.1%, as noted in a Benzinga report. At the time, the Model Y AWD’s price saw a drop from $49,990 to $46,990. Since then, Tesla has implemented small price adjustments of $250 to the all-electric crossover.
But despite the price adjustments, the Model Y today is still more affordable compared to its price before the April adjustments.
Tesla’s entire lineup of vehicles saw notable reductions to their price this year. Following a series of significant price cuts in January, Tesla saw record deliveries in the first quarter. It also started a price war in China, the world’s largest auto market and arguably the place where Tesla has the most legitimate competition.
So far, Tesla’s aggressive pricing strategies appear to be working, with the company delivering 422,875 vehicles in total during the first quarter of 2023. That was higher than the 405,278 units that were delivered in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with news tips. Just send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to give us a heads up.