In the ever-evolving world of electric vehicles, Tesla has once again made headlines with its strategic pricing adjustments. Late in August, Tesla initiated a series of price cuts, particularly targeting the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV. These price revisions have yielded impressive results, with the spotlight shining particularly bright on the flagship all-electric SUV, the Tesla Model X.
Before the price reductions, the Model S had a starting price of $88,490, and the Model X commanded an initial price of $98,490, both before optional add-ons. However, post-adjustment, the Model S began at a more accessible $74,990, while the Model X started at $79,990. These reductions represent a significant drop in cost, making Tesla’s premium electric offerings even more attractive to potential buyers.
Social media platforms have been buzzing with observations from Tesla enthusiasts, all pointing to a remarkable surge in demand for the Model X. Clues to this increased interest can be found in the estimated delivery dates for the flagship all-electric SUV. Initially, the vehicle was projected for delivery between September and October 2023. However, this was quickly revised to a later timeframe, extending from October to November 2023.
A closer look at Tesla’s online configurator for the Model X in the United States today reveals that both the Model X Dual Motor All Wheel Drive and the Tesla Model X Plaid, featuring a Tri-Motor All Wheel Drive setup, are now listed with an estimated delivery date of November to December 2023. This shift indicates not only heightened demand but also the need for more time to fulfill these orders, underlining the Model X’s popularity.
But it’s not just the Model X that’s benefiting from these price adjustments. The Model S sedan is also experiencing a surge in orders. Following the recent price cuts, the flagship all-electric sedan initially boasted an estimated delivery date of September to October 2023. Today, the Model S Long Range Dual Motor All Wheel Drive and the Model S Plaid both show an estimated delivery date of October to November 2023 on their order pages for the United States.
At their current price points, the Model S and Model X stand as formidable competitors in the electric vehicle market. Few vehicles, whether electric or traditional, can match the Model S and Model X in terms of technology, performance, and safety within their respective price ranges. Tesla continues to reshape the landscape of electric mobility, offering premium experiences at prices that are increasingly accessible to a broader audience.