Tesla Model S and Model X Get Another Round of Price Cuts
Earlier this year, Tesla heavily cut prices, stirring anger from some owners over the steep decrease in vehicle values. That hasn’t deterred the automaker, as it recently lowered prices on the Model S and Model X.
Twitter user Sawyer Merritt noticed the changes, which range from $5,000 to $10,000, depending on the model. The changes also bring the Model X Plaid and Model S Plaid even on pricing at $109,990. The Model S AWD price dropped from $94,990 to $89,990, and the Model X AWD dropped from $109,990 to $99,990.
Price changes on these expensive models won’t have any impact on Tesla’s tax credit eligibility, but its price cuts earlier this year did. The Model Y’s lower price made it eligible for the $7,500 federal EV tax credits, though that could change in March as new rules take effect. Tesla was previously ineligible because it had sold more than the government’s 200,000-unit limit.
A few automakers jumped on the price-cut wagon after Tesla’s previous cuts. Ford dropped the prices of some Mustang Mach-E models, but others have held their EV pricing steady. Hyundai, GM, and others did not cut costs, with Volkswagen saying it would rely on the strength of its products and focus on reliability.
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“Earlier this year, Tesla heavily cut prices, stirring anger from some owners over the steep decrease in vehicle values.”
I always laughed at that. The constant pricing changes are ridiculous and point to automakers not really knowing what they are doing. But the buyers are even more crazy. Do they write checks to Tesla and others when the price goes up? Does it bother them they paid less?
Every one of Tesla's cars is looking long in the tooth and in need of a facelift IMHO.
(Yes, I know they are still selling a lot of cars.)
I like price decreases.
“But if your self esteem is so low that you need to believe it's because Tesla doesn't know what it's doing, you feel free to tell yourself that.”
Ad hominem attacks are always a sign that you’ve lost the argument. Thanks for playing.