Tesla Model Y could soon become more expensive > teslamag.de

When Tesla opened the last Model Y orders in Europe last July, some customers were disappointed with the price. Instead of coming straight from the new German Gigafactory, as originally planned, and instead of significantly lowering the price initially like there, Tesla even increased it slightly in Germany, for example. The Tesla Model Y Long Range went on sale in Germany at a price of 56,990 euros after deduction of 2,500 euros of net environmental bonus manufacturer. But in the meantime, everything at Tesla in Europe except the Model Y has gone up in price – and rumor has it that may soon follow.

Tesla prices on the rise

At the start of concrete orders for the Model Y in Europe, the Model 3 Long Range in Germany cost 49,900 euros after Tesla’s environmental rebate. The price had been reduced to this level in early 2021 and initially remained there, although Tesla quickly reversed direction in the United States. For the Model Y in the same version, there was 7,000 euros more in the German configurator in July 2021, and there was also 1,000 euros less government environmental premium.

But from October 2021, Tesla also continued to raise European Model 3 prices. basis, which had hitherto been largely ignored. At the same time, the German state premium for all Model 3 variants dropped by 1000 euros. And for the Model 3 LR, that meant it cost customers exactly the same as the Model Y of the same specification.

Rumors about the higher price of the Model Y

This is clearly an anomaly in the automotive world, where SUV offshoots, such as the Model Y essentially represents the Model 3, usually cost significantly more. Tesla has already priced the two electric cars closer than usual in China, but the German tie is likely to be globally unique – and may not last much longer. Because in addition to the speculation triggered by such considerations, according to the electric car rental company netxmove, there are now also concrete rumors about this.

The Buschfunk reports “an upcoming price increase for the Model Y”, wrote nextmove on Twitter this Sunday. Anyone who still wants to order should rather secure the current price, as it is unlikely to drop in the short term, rental recommended without guarantee. Asked by teslamag.de, CEO Stephan Moeller clarified that these rumors come from third parties in the field of sales at Tesla. However, he also didn’t want to rule out the possibility of them being distributed in a targeted way to boost sales.

Tesla Model Y as a real exception

In the current environment, the assessment that German and European Tesla prices will at least not drop for the time being is most likely correct. This is perhaps also illustrated by the fact that charging at the Supercharger has become more expensive this week again since 2021 and this year only. The Model Y in the Long Range versions previously available from China and since the end of March Performance from the German Gigafactory has become a real exception at Tesla in Europe in this respect. And on Wednesday, as with the smaller Model 3 in Germany, there may have been a sort of harbinger of the first Model Y price increase for Europe: delivery times for the LR version have jumped two months after this month of September in several countries. You should still get them in black or white in July – but only if you choose the larger rims for 2200 euros.

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