- Tesla lifted the prices of its Model 3 Standard Range Plus, Model 3 Long Range AWD, and Model Y Long Range AWD by $500.
- It also raised the price of its Model 3 Performance by $1,000, to $56,990.
- It’s the fourth price change of the year for Tesla vehicles.
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Tesla can’t make up its mind on how much its electric vehicles should cost.
The Model 3, its cheapest sedan, has been hit by the most price changes this year. In the latest change, Tesla raised the price of the Standard Range Plus from $37,990 to $38,490, and the Long Range AWD from $46,990 to $47,490. The Performance version had an even bigger increase, from $55,990 to $56,990.
The automaker also raised the price of its Model Y Long Range AWD from $49,990 to $50,490.
Electrek also noted that the Model 3 price hike was accompanied by a small design update, adding a new wooden door trim, which Tesla had already rolled out on Model 3 vehicles produced at its Shanghai, China Gigafactory.
Customers told CNBC that Tesla had double-charged for new cars in mid-March, leaving them with bills of up to $142,000.
A Tesla customer, Terry Oelschlaeger, told Insider’s Kate Duffy he was double-charged for a Tesla Model Y costing nearly $54,000 on March 25, and that a Tesla service center employee told him the error had affected “many” buyers.
The company has since refunded the customers, including Oelschlaeger, and offered them $200 in credit at its online store.
Tesla posted record sales in the first quarter of 2021 despite a worldwide shortage of semiconductor chips. It sold 184,800 vehicles in the first three months of 2021, and Wall Street now expects the electric-vehicle company to sell more than 800,000 cars this year.