Tesla Model S rumored price increase gets official as the Silicon Valley firm adds $2,500 to the base price of the car. That means the cheapest Model S you can get will cost $57,400 ($49,900 after federal tax credits). New prices will be applied from January 2013.
So Tesla is killing two birds with one stone here. This announcement will definitely provoke people to order their Model S before the end of the yer and save $2,500.
Ever since they introduces the Model S and people got to drive and magazines got to test it, the car has turned into such a sensation. Motor Trend named it their Car of the Year, and it won a couple of other accolades in a short period of time. So customers are unlikely to mind this price increase. Tesla says that if they wanted to be like other car makers and follow the usual trend, they had to bump the price by $5,000. But they are only going to half of that, because they love their customers!
Tesla Model S comes with 40 kWh, 60 kWh and 85 kWh battery options. The 85 kWh model is of course the best of the lot with the greatest performance and a range of 265 miles, but it will cost you almost $95,000. Whichever Model S you go for, you get that amazing styling and up to the minute technology features.