We all know correlation is not causation, nevertheless it appears each time the backlog of ships ready at Southern California ports grows, Tesla raises its costs. On Nov. 9, The Mercury News reported there have been greater than 90 container ships awaiting berthing house. As Electrek spotted, in a single day on Nov. 11, Tesla raised the value of the Model Y Lengthy Vary and Mannequin Y Efficiency by $1,000. It is the eighth value bump this yr, approaching the heels of two prices increases in October and one earlier this month. In contrast to the opposite changes to the entry-level lineup, this one solely impacts the Mannequin Y, not the Model 3.
The bottom Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary on 19-inch wheels now begins at $58,990 earlier than the $1,200 vacation spot cost, taking the compact EV crossover simply past the $60,000 mark earlier than choices, to $60,190. Firstly of this yr, this similar mannequin value $51,200, that means it is gone up a bit of greater than $800 per 30 days since then. The Mannequin Y Efficiency now begins at $65,190 after vacation spot.
Tesla hasn’t commented on the rise. If it is a matter of the identical provide points which were blamed for different will increase, the query is why this impacts solely the crossover and never its sister sedan. The one hope for customers appears to be getting the world’s varied crises to return to an finish, then having Tesla CEO Elon Musk ship on his promise to decrease costs once more. He stated throughout the firm’s 2021 shareholder assembly, “Our purpose actually is to make the automobiles as inexpensive as potential. We’re seeing important value stress in our provide chain, and so we’ve needed to improve — not less than quickly. However we do hope to truly scale back the costs over time and make them extra inexpensive.”
Supply occasions have not modified for the Mannequin Y for now, although. Ordering a Mannequin Y as we speak nonetheless returns a predicted supply date of June 2022.