Tesla Model S Gets More Expensive, Tesla Spinning Out of Control? Other Tesla Models Also To Get Price Hike?By Erwin Castro
Brace for impact folks because Tesla is making some big changes. It's officially confirmed, Tesla's Model S is about to get a little expensive.
The EV powerhouse is increasing the base price of the entry-level Tesla Model S by $2,000 as of Nov. 22. This means that the entry-level Tesla Model S will now start at $68,000 as opposed to $66,000 starting price. The big announcement came via Tesla's monthly newsletter and said it will increase the base price of the Tesla Model S. With the new price some doubts abound if it will dissuade many potential Tesla buyers. Today's price increase gives them even less of a reason to buy the 60 kWh, 215-mile-range Tesla Model S, since the 75 kWh, 259-mile-range Tesla Model S 75 is just $6,500 more expensive.
Buyers of the entry-level Tesla Model S can get 218 miles (350 km) on a single charge with its 60-kilowatt-hour battery and accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h) in a mere 5.5 seconds. The car has a top speed of 210 mph.
Tesla did not explain the price change or if other Tesla Model S variants will be next in line for a price hike. However, the company said in an email that "now is the time to get behind the wheel of a Tesla for as low as $737/month."
According to Electrek, the price change may hint at Tesla introducing a new breed of AutoPilot technology in the model right now. Autopilot features have always been standard in every Tesla's vehicles since October 2014. Tesla made no comment on this and has told media that the price hike just better the product's value.
In addition to the entry-level version, the Tesla Model S is also available on 60D guise with two electric motors, the 75 and 75D, 90D and range-topping P100D, all capable of accelerating to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds.
In another story, Tesla has come under fire recently after announcing that it will stop offering free unlimited use of its supercharging stations. The automaker has not yet released detailed information regarding its pricing, which the company has claimed as a "small fee".