Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s sales model depends on a no haggling policy, where the consumer pays list price, and in turn, gets a 0-60 in two and half seconds. But, recent reports hint that the EV firm may be silently offering discounts to get older inventory out of their door.
Tesla offering discount to sell older inventory
The news site Electrek reported that since the automaker unveiled the Model S P100D, there are some P90D models sitting in the inventory surplus to requirements. Generally, cars in the inventory are either demo cars or repair loaners.
The best discount appears to be on P90Ds with the $10,000 Ludicrous battery upgrade. The Ludicrous battery upgrade is not available for order on Tesla’s website any longer. The Ludicrous upgrade allows the insane acceleration, which has made the Model S so popular, but it makes sense that this upgrade is not available for the mid-tier P90D as the P100D is the new fastest flagship of Tesla.
To make way for P100Ds, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) needs to move the P90D models. Some consumers have claimed that they have been offered up to a $30,000 discount on the car, which can reach to around $130,000 with options, notes Electrek.
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Another report says that the one-off discounts on the P90D are not the only offer from Tesla. Apparently, the consumers with Model X orders in the pipeline are given an offer to change to the air suspension and seven-seat configuration for half the price, notes a report from BGR. Tesla is reportedly offering an upgrade worth about $7,000 for $3,000 on the Model X.
Model 3 may not enjoy Supercharger access for free
In separate news, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has confirmed that even though its inexpensive Model 3 will have access to its Supercharger network, it will be optional, whereas the expensive Model X and Model S have unlimited access currently. The automaker updated its site (an inactive code) to display a secret payment option to buy ‘Supercharger credits’ per kWh block, notes a report from Electrek.
It is not certain if the option would be pay-as-you-go basis, or a one-time $2500 fee, like for the original Model S 40 and 60. It’s still time though as the Model 3 is not going to enter production for another year.
In addition, the code is present on the Model X and Model S also. So, it could be possible that the automaker might begin this pay-as-you-go option for Model S and Model X owners. This could deduct around $2,500 from the price of a new Model S or Model X in an upcoming price update, notes Electrek. The EV firm charges $2,500 from the owners of the original Model S 40/60 vehicles for enabling the Supercharging access.