2021 Tesla Model S Plaid+ Gets Expensive By $10,000

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K. Rawat 

Automotive Journalist

March 24, 2021  at 1:46 PM

Deliveries of the Plaid+ have been pushed back to mid-2022 as Tesla also increased the prices of the Standard Range Model 3 by $500 but decreased the prices of the Long Range Model 3 by $500. All these changes took place overnight.

The Tesla Model S Plaid+ is one of the most hyped Teslas for 2021. However, that doesn’t stop the company from making changes into the prices of the vehicle as it has received a $10,000 price increase. Starting just below $149,990, a fully loaded Model S Plaid+ with the FSD suite costs up to $168,990. The Model S's various iterations, the base $79,990 Long Range and the regular Plaid at $119,990, remain unchanged.

Also, the EV giant increased the prices of Model 3 and Model Y, partly inverting a series of price cuts made in February. These price surges are more quintessential. This includes weeks after Tesla slashed down the prices to electric cars, then abruptly discarded the cheapest Model Y. Now, standard Model Y starts at $49,990 before destination, a $1000 price hike; nevertheless, the Model Y Performance stays fixed at $60,990. 

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For Model 3 buyers, the MSRP is currently $37,490, an increase of $500 for its Standard Range. The mid-tier Model 3 Extended Range also has a $500 difference and now costs $46,490 before the destination charges. The Model S's refreshed variants, the Long Range AWD and the Plaid variant are expected to start deliveries within the coming weeks.

This brand new Model S Plaid comes with a refreshed exterior design, an uncomplicated interior, and also the option for a powerful motor that lets the Model S cover 520 miles and moves from 0 to 60 mph within two seconds courtesy of over 1000 horsepower available at disposal. Both Model S Plaid and Model X Plaid come with a "Tri-Motor" powertrain, which houses two motors at the back axle and one at the front will be helpful for torque-vectoring.