Now it is safe to say that Tesla’s electric car prices hit their minimum this year in February, and since then they have been mainly increasing in increments of $500. The Model Y crossover cost a little less than $50,000 at the end of winter, this week its basic version has risen in price once again, now it will have to pay almost $53,000 for it.
Since Tesla does not have its own press service in the usual sense for many automakers, some time ago Elon Musk provided his comments on the pricing policy. The price increases, he said, are due to higher prices for components and materials. It is no secret that prices for metal have significantly increased this year, this could not but affect the cost of manufacturing body parts of any car accordingly. The situation was further aggravated by the rise in prices for electronics.
As noted by Electrek, if earlier this month Tesla had already raised the price of the older Model Y by $500, now it’s the turn of the basic version of the crossover. This week it has risen in price by the same $500 to $52,990 if we focus on prices for the American market. The logistics industry also responded to a number of processes taking place within it with an increase in prices for transport services, so this could also affect the costs of automakers.
It is noteworthy that the demand for Tesla products has not decreased due to the increase in prices. In any case, the company undertakes to deliver the Model Y crossovers newly ordered in the United States no earlier than September, and the entire production program of the second quarter was distributed among buyers in advance in May this year. The company’s management has made a traditional appeal to employees to make every effort to produce the maximum number of electric vehicles in the remaining time until the end of the quarter.