Get ready for substantial price increases on the S and X...
Batteries are getting cheaper.
Price increase on what, specifically?
This is a good sign. Hopefully the S's and X's batteries will be of the new design coming out of the Gigafactory.
Well if the new model has 100 for the price of the 75..... Woo-hoo!
I see the new 2170 with about 335 range and 400 range, all near current prices.
Probably moving the standard to 100 kWh and then the new P150D (150kWh)
Makes sense... hard to justify such a price difference between the AWD Model 3 and the Model S with the same sized battery
While I'm happy with the pack in my Model 3, upgrading the Model 3 LRB to 250 kwh would tempt me to upgrade ;-)
250? Roughly triple the battery size? Fill the trunk and frunk space?
They seem to have found room in the new Roadster...
The space for 200 was designed in, not found after the fact...
I would assume slight design changes coupled with new battery technology will increase battery output
The Verge says pricing will be $18k more expensive.
Maybe there just wasn't that much demand for the smaller battery.
probably to simplify production line
Elon also tweeted they are doing away with the 75/100 etc method of naming as well.
The price isn’t going up. The cheaper option is going away.
We know nothing on price...other than what we see today. For all we know - Tesla demand lever - get more people on the fence for an S and X to buy now (those on the fence usually on the fence due to price, so lower price going away - better buy while I can) ...only to in a month or less, drop the price on the bigger battery to then pull that demand lever for those that want more range but don't want to pay the price it is now.
Nothing new here for those that have been around...
I wouldn’t be surprised if the pricing comes in lower than what’s being said. As technology increases, their manufacturing costs tend to drop leading to lower consumer pricing. This has been the case with Tesla before. They tend to to a good job in passing those savings on to the customer.
Maybe Tesla will open up a little more speed on the non performance 3’s now that there is a bigger gap between the S and 3? Also ,with BMW’s new models the edge is lessening. How about it Tesla?
Trust me. Tesla is not walking away from the "lower end of the high end" EV market. There will be two different ranges available at price points similar to what they are now.
agreed - demand levers :)
I don't think though that they will be dropping the 0-60 on the performance model 3 - just my opinion. Want more speed, pay more...get the S.
My decision to buy a Tesla now instead of later was based on the tax credit. Wouldn't it be stupid to pay $7.5k + tax for the same car just a little later. If I didn't buy it with the tax credit, I couldn't buy it for quite some time. Tesla played into this fear and then dropped the price by $2k on Jan 1. I no longer believe in 'buy now or lose'. I am glad that I fell for it. LOVE my 3. Always looking for an excuse to drive.
drhelmutroth - true - but you still made out better than if you had waited... 2k drop does not make up for $3750 lost tax credit :) - You still came out with a $1750 plus :) So yes, sometimes buying before a change is better...but there are times it is not - you never know.
If they keep dropping the price on the mid range I wonder if they will discontinue it since it will be close to the standard battery price.
@burdogg I was driving an Infiniti G35 worth $8k. My rule of thumb is 1% deprecation per month. Depreciation of the 3 is $600 more per month. It would have been cheaper to keep the G35. Not that I have any regrets. If I have any regrets, it is that I missed out on getting the P3D-. I ended up getting the AWD instead. Fast enough by objective standards, I would have liked to pay $11k for the bragging rights.
Base Model S is now $82,250 and Base Model X is now $85,450.
I like several others think higher range model X/Y are coming followed by a price drop in the 100 kWh X/Y. If they price the 100 kWh X near the I-Pace / E-Tron and Mercedes BEV CUV they would have a huge range advantage over those competitors.
Cheapest S configuration that I can find is $94k. Cheapest X is $97k.
MX is now $20k less than what I paid 1 year ago.
Raffim is quoting the price after rebate and gas savings.