Tesla has raised the price of its electric vehicles for the second time in a month. After adding $1,000 to some long-term models last week, the automaker has now implemented much larger price increases across its entire lineup. As if electrek Prices now start at $46,990 for the base Model 3, up $2,000 from before, according to the report. The twin-engine, all-wheel-drive Model 3 now costs $2,500 more ($54,490), while the Performance Edition now costs $3,000 more ($61,990).
Meanwhile, Model Y prices now start at $62,990 for the Long Range version, up $2,000 from before. Tesla also increased the price of the Performance Edition by $3,000, which means you’re now getting $67,990 back. For both Model S variants, Tesla added $5,000 to their previous prices, so you’ll need to spend a minimum of $99,990 on them. However, none of the other EVs have received as much price increases as the Model X, which now costs $10,000 more than $114,990.
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