Post January 1, 2013 customers in the US, booking Tesla Model S, will have to shell out extra $2,500, while customers across Canada will be charged extra $2,600, over and above the current selling price of $59,900 for the base model and $94,400 for the topend S Performance model.
These new prices have been announced by the company before federal tax credits and have been announced for the first time, despite other auto companies having applied price increase for three times during the period. Tesla is increasing prices only half the amount necessary, to absorb general inflation which has increased by 8.75%.
Model S, the most award winning car of the year, price hike will affect customers who book their vehicle after December 31, 2012. Tesla Motors’ Model S with a Tesla powertrain is a premium electric vehicle that has received many accolades when it was first introduced in the market.
It also recently received the award for 2013 Car of the Year by Motor Trend. Having a driving range of 40, kWh, 60 kWh and 85 kWh, the vehicle is seen with class leading interior space while it also possesses a 17” in dash touchscreen permitting streaming radio, web browsing and navigation facilities.