Elon Musk: Tesla Order Configurator for India by Jan 2021

Cornelia Mascio
Ottobre 16, 2020

Almost 18 months after the Tesla Model Y made its world debut, company founder Elon Musk said the seven-seater electric auto will finally be entering production next month, with deliveries to follow in early December. It's the sex number and the weed number. The latest and lowest price is a reference to jokes about a sex position and marijuana that frequently pop up in the Twitter feed of chief executive Elon Musk.

Some experiments from Tesla YouTubers, like DaErik, showed what the Model Y's third-row seating would roughly look like in a video that was released in mid-April. Their price? $69.420. Why the extra digit?

The gauntlet has been thrown down! It's amusing though, right?

And while the base Air won't enter production until 2022 (higher grades enter production in 2021), the $69,420 Model S, in this case a Long Range Plus, is already in production.

But Musk's Tesla reduction is actually the second of this week, having quietly cut $3,000 (£2,323) off the Model S, according to CNET.

Announced Wednesday, the base version Lucid Air will start at $77,400 before any tax credits or EV incentive programs.

And it's not just Lucid. Better yet, the Model S Long Range Plus comes with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system while the base Air is coming with a single-motor powertrain. The vehicle started the year priced at $80,000.

Tesla's Model S was introduced in 2012, but in recent years the auto has faced competition from the company's own less expensive, mass-market Model 3 sedan, launched in 2017, which now starts at $37,990 in the U.S. The Model S makes up only around 5% of Tesla's unit volume, according to a Credit Suisse analyst note on Wednesday.

Material from Reuters was used in this report.

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