Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk said in an income call Wednesday that many people are already thinking: Teslas are too expensive.
“The thing I like most right now is that our cars are not cheap,” Musk said. “We need to fix it. We are not trying to go bankrupt […] But we are not trying to be super profitable either.
But just because Musk said, that doesn’t mean it will happen immediately – or will happen at all. Musk has promised a lot of things over the years, many of which have yet to change. (Remember in 2016 when they promised that Tesla would become fully autonomous nationwide by 2017? still It did not happen after four years.]
As it stands now, the standard, no-frills version of Tesla’s affordable, basic Model 3 is $ 37,990 – about $ 15,000 more than Toyota’s severely broken, tried and true Camry. Tesla’s Luxury Model Y model with peak performance features will set you back about $ 60,000, which is $ 20,000 more than Mercedes’ popular C-Class sedan. A fully loaded Tesla Model X SUV is priced at $ 99,990, far more than its non-electric counterparts.
If you are eyeing Tesla’s ultra viral and meme worthy Cybertbrook, you may be in for quite a shock. At the time of launch, Tesla stated that it would make three versions of Siebertruck available. The entry-level, rear-wheel drive model carries a base price of $ 39,000. The Midrange model starts at $ 49,000, while the triple-motor range-topper costs $ 69,000 – which is a lot of cash for a vehicle the public has not been given much detail about (Musk It is on the parking lot at a restaurant in Los Angeles, except for the view).
Musk also said on the earnings call that Tesla would eventually try to manufacture cheaper cars, adding that prices were also expected to fall. but When, Elon, When?