Tesla Kills Model Y Standard Range, Just After Introduction, Lowers Model 3 Price

Just days after Tesla lowered the price of both the Model 3 and Model Y Standard Range models by $1000, Tesla has omitted the option for the Standard Range Model Y. The Standard Range Model Y was just introduced a few weeks ago, despite Elon Musk saying the range was impractical. It was likely removed because of low interest, as the company expected.

This is a surprising move, because the low price of the Standard Range Model Y would have made it more of a direct competitor to new EVs, like the redesigned Chevy Bolt, VW ID4, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E. But it makes sense that Tesla would want to streamline the production process with fewer options, to hopefully prevent further quality issues and to continue lowering the production price of its vehicles.


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