In Europe and China, Tesla prices rose 5%. The increase even climbs to 10% in the United States. The reason ? The American manufacturer is suffering from the conflict in Ukraine. In addition to the additional cost of raw materials such as aluminum, used in the bodywork, or nickel and lithium, which are found in batteries, the firm must deal with disruptions in the supply chain.
First price increase for the Model Y
If so far all the spotlight was on the Model 3, one of the best-selling electric vehicles in Europe, which has suffered three price increases in a short time, it is no longer the only model affected. The Model Y, marketed since last August, has in turn seen its prices increase on its basic version. A first since the launch of this “zero exhaust emission” SUV. The entry ticket climbs by €3,000 and thus passes the €60,000 mark., the maximum threshold to benefit from the ecological bonus. The Model Y Grande Autonomie is displayed at €62,990, excluding options, and without adding equipment. The price of the Performance version remains unchanged at €66,990.
Contained delivery times
As for delivery times, they are quite contained on the Model Y. Key handovers are scheduled between April and May 2022, when they can take up to 12 months on some versions of the Model 3. Why? Unlike the sedan, which continues to be produced in China (for the moment), the SUV is now manufactured a few thousand kilometers from us: in Germany! The first units from the GigaFactory in Berlin will be delivered to customers from March 22.