We hope you didnt have your heart set on that brand brand-new Standard Range Model Y. As Electrek has discovered, Tesla has actually quietly stopped taking orders for the entry variation of the electric crossover mere weeks after releasing it. At the minute, youll have to spend at least $48,990 for the Long Range all-wheel drive variation ($1,000 less than before) if you desire more interior area than the Model 3 can offer.
Its not clear why Tesla dropped the Standard Range trim, or whether or not this is a short-term relocation. Weve asked Tesla for comment, however the EV maker is thought to have dissolved its PR group.
If it was irreversible, it would be an odd decision. Tesla cut the base Model Ys price to $39,990 simply days previously in an obvious effort to enhance sales– this would plainly have the opposite effect. It might represent a pause as Tesla offers with an order stockpile, retools production or otherwise chooses that it cant offer the Standard Range vehicle for a while.
If absolutely nothing else, the elimination highlights grievances about Teslas sales method. The companys frequent cost tinkering can make its EVs more available than those from veteran car manufacturers, a number of which wait up until new model years to drop prices or add functions. Nevertheless, the inconsistency also makes it hard to know when its an excellent time to purchase. You might hold off on a purchase just to see an offer vanish without warning, leaving you no option but to either keep waiting or purchase an alternative.