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2022 Tesla Model Y | Cars.com image by Christian Lantry

Tesla raised prices in early March on its Model 3 sedan and more expensive Model Y SUV by $1,000, but as it turns out, that was just an appetizer. The California automaker has now shed the main track of heavy price hikes across its entire line of electric vehicles. Model 3 increases from $2,000 to $3,000; Form Y increases by $3,000; Model S sedan jumps from $5,000 to $6,000; And the price of the Model X SUV in the first class rose to $ 10,000 – $12,500.

Related: Tesla Model 3 and Model Y Prices Rise Again; Each up to $1,000

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Tesla Model 3-2022 - Exterior - Dynamic - oen2022 Tesla Model 3 | Manufacturer’s photo

The base Model 3 was spared rear-wheel drive in the last batch of price increases, but not this round. The affordable Tesla’s acceptance price has gone up by $2,000, or 4%; Now starts at $48,190 (all prices include the $1,200 destination fee).

An upgrade to the Long Range increases the sedan’s range to 358 miles EPA-rated, versus 272 miles on the base base, and adds a second all-wheel drive. The long-range Model 3 now starts at $55,690 — which is $2,500 or 5% more than last week. The high-performance model now starts at $63,190 – a jump of $3,000.

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tesla-model-y-2021-01-corner - black - dynamic - exterior - front.  jpg2021 Tesla Model Y Autopilot | Cars.com image by Christian Lantry

The Y SUV is only available with a twin engine, and its price has gone up for the second time in less than a week. The long-range version starts at $64,190, while the performance variant starts at $69,190; Both prices are $3,000 higher than the previous week. The long-range model offers 330 miles of electric range according to the Environmental Protection Agency, while the performance model has a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph, according to Tesla estimates.


tesla model s-2021-blue-exterior-dynamic-profile-oem.jpgTesla Model S | Manufacturer’s photo

With an EPA-estimated longer range of 405 miles and faster, and Tesla’s 0-60 estimated time of 3.1 seconds, the base Model S sedan sees a price increase similar to the smaller vehicles. It’s now $5,000 more expensive, with a starting price of $101,190. The Model S Plaid has a Tesla-estimated 200-mph top speed and can sprint from 0-60 in less than two seconds, according to the automaker, but the price of the high-performance model has gone up, too, with a $6000 bump and a new starting price of $137. $190.

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Tesla Model XTesla Model X | Manufacturer’s photo

The Model X SUV gets the biggest raise to its starting price of $10,000 and now starts at $116,190. The range-topping Model X Plaid starts at $140,190, which is a 10% increase from the previous week. The base Model X gets a 348-mile EPA-rated range, and the Plaid offers a Tesla’s 2.5-second 0-60 mph top speed and a 163 mph top speed.

What raises costs?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk called for an increase in raw material costs and logistics prices in a tweet dated March 13, which may explain the sweeping price increases across all Teslas.

Tesla is no stranger to frequent price increases: The automaker raised Model 3 and Y prices about a dozen times in 2021, according to Reuters. But it is likely that the height of disruptions in the supply chain and the threat of shortages of raw materials due to the war in Ukraine were the cause of the latest uprisings; The region is a major supplier of nickel ore used in lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles.

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