Tesla Model 3, Model Y Prices Are Increasing

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Photo credit: Tesla
Photo credit: Tesla
  • Tesla increased the starting prices of the Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover by $500.

  • The Model 3 now starts at $41,190 for the Standard Range Plus model, and the Model Y starts at $53,190 for the Long Range model.

  • Tesla previously decreased both models' prices and dropped the Model Y's Standard Range model from its lineup prior to increasing their prices again.

UPDATE 6/10/21: Tesla has increased the price of the Model Y by $500, and it now starts at $53,690.

Tesla has increased the price of the Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover once again after previously decreasing both models' starting prices at the beginning of the year. The Model 3 now starts at $41,190 and the Model Y at $53,190.

Photo credit: Marc Urbano - Car and Driver
Photo credit: Marc Urbano - Car and Driver

Electrek reports that Tesla increased prices for the Model 3 and Model Y in March, April, and earlier this month. The latest pricing update is an uptick of $500, but both models are now a full $3000 more expensive than they were when Tesla initially decreased their prices in February. Car and Driver has reached out to Tesla to see why it has been steadily increasing prices. We think that it's due to the semiconductor shortages. Tesla did halt Model 3 production for a few days in February. The Model 3 Performance and Model Y Performance's starting prices remain unchanged at $58,190 and $62,190.

The Model 3's entry point is for the Standard Range Plus model, which comes standard with rear-wheel drive and an EPA-estimated range of 263 miles. The Model 3 Long Range model now starts at $50,190, and it has all-wheel drive and 353 miles of EPA-estimated range. Tesla discontinued the Model Y's Standard Range model earlier this year, so its starting price is for the Long Range Model. The EPA estimates it will travel 326 miles on a single charge.

Tesla's Model 3 is still more expensive than other electric vehicles available today, but it offers more range. The Model Y Long Range is more expensive than the Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1, which has less EPA-estimated range at 305 miles.

This story was originally published May 24, 2021.

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