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buying Elon Musk finally speaks to numerous Tesla price increases

09:35  02 june  2021
09:35  02 june  2021 Source:   cnet.com

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If you're shopping a new Tesla, expect to pay a couple grand more than at the start of this year. The electric carmaker has hit its popular Model 3 and Model Y EVs with multiple price increases in the past few months, quietly tacking on $500 here, another $500 there. CEO Elon Musk finally broke his silence regarding the higher prices on Monday, and according to him, it has everything to do with the supply chain.

Telsa is feeling the heat of global supply shortages just like everyone else. Tesla © Provided by Roadshow Telsa is feeling the heat of global supply shortages just like everyone else. Tesla   Elon Musk finally speaks to numerous Tesla price increases © Tesla

Musk addressed the issue by responding to a user on Twitter, who commented they "don't like the direction Tesla is going." He first mentioned the removal of adjustable lumbar support, which he said was "almost never used."

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But then he directly addressed the bigger issue: "Prices increasing due to major supply chain price pressure industry-wide." That's the case across many industries but automakers have been particularly hard hit, just as demand for new cars is skyrocketing as pandemic restrictions ease up in the US.

We haven't had any official word from the company regarding the increases since Tesla doesn't operate a public relations department to field requests for comment. Tesla also doesn't follow traditional "model year" updates, so these types of changes are unusually fluid. Just as quickly as we've seen prices rise, the company slashes them.

Those looking to order a new Model 3 will pay over $2,500 more for the car compared with March. The most affordable EV from Tesla is now $41,190 after a $1,200 destination charge. The least expensive Model Y now costs $53,190.

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  Tesla cleans up in conquest sales, according to latest loyalty survey For the second year running, Tesla converted the most buyers from one brand to its ownNot only did Tesla nab the conquest award, it also became the winner of the Highest Alternative Powertrain Loyalty to Make. In other words, buyers again purchasing an electric car or fuel-cell vehicle remained steadfast in their loyalty to Tesla. As we've seen in past studies, not much deters a Tesla owner. Even if a group of owners registers poor quality or reliability with their car, they still enjoy it enough to give the brand a pass.

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This was originally published on Roadshow.


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