Published on March 21
21. March 2019 by Kyle Field
The prices of Tesla's vehicles have bobbed up and down lately – to tune thousands of dollars in every direction. From now on, they have reached what feels like an equilibrium. At today's prices, Tesla's new model Y CUV, slated for its first deliveries in the fall of 2020, is not far off the platform on which it was built, Tesla Model 3.
Our own Paul Fosse noticed earlier today, seems the best value for model Y, compared to the smaller model 3, being the performance built, which is only $ 500 more than model 3. It's an impressive little delta for a car that is 10% bigger and can pack more than 4 times as much stuff with 66 cubic meters of storage capacity compared to model 3's 15 cubic feet.
@tesla_truth @ vijaygovindan17 @ zshahan3 @ ValueAnalyst1 @ vincent13031925 some notice that the model Y prices did not change, means you can upgrade a performance 3 to performance Y for $ 500, $ 2,500 upgrade at other trim levels. There is a lot more car for not much $
– Paul Fosse (@ atj721) March 21, 2019
All the other trim of the model Y is $ 2500 more than model 3, so whether more affordable upgrade configuration upgrade is a fly or not, it is live right now, so it may be worth locking in the price ASAP, before Tesla changes and gives the prices another customization.
Most recently, Tesla publicly stated that it would be to close many of its store locations and shift towards 100% online sales. The move was made to reach Tesla's $ 35,000 target price for the 220-mile Tesla Model 3 Standard Range, while allowing the company to significantly cut prices across its car portfolio.
The move was met by excitement from potential customers and frustration from recent buyers, who saw the value of their new cars dropping anywhere from a few thousand to tens of thousands of dollars overnight. Tesla placed owners offering discounted Autopilot and Full-Self Driving software, but then backpedaled a few days later, announcing that it would only close about half of the previously targeted stores.
The company was forced to return with prices 3% to account for the extra stores, which resulted in what turned out to be a short-term fire sale on their cars and software. Many speculated that waffling around pricing in recent weeks was just an attempt to lure more buyers with a tap to compensate for the extra transit stock that the company had to absorb from shipping thousands of new Tesla Model 3s to China and Europe in Q1 2019.  But you want to cut it, the current prices model Y performance has so strong, attractive compared to the smaller model 3 siblings. I'm very fond of our Tesla Model 3, but I'm not saying that I wouldn't switch to a Model Y if the right opportunity appeared. Hatchbacks are insane and the extra storage will definitely benefit from all the crazy activities we end up with as a family and for CleanTechnica .