Tesla has quietly increased the deposit price of its cars over the course of 2021 AI Day event taking place in Palo Alto, California, at the company headquarters. The price has been increased to $ 250 from $ 100.
Tesla uses car deposits to lock in the order of one of its products, which has previously been refunded. For several years, the price has been $ 100, a reasonable amount to effectively secure the production of the vehicle a buyer ordered. However, it has been raised to $ 250.
The increase in the deposit price currently applies to all Tesla cars, with the exception of the unreleased Cybertruck, which was recently delayed until 2022.
It’s unknown why Tesla may have increased the deposit price to $ 250, but it may give some buyers a different idea of ordering, as it’s a little more money and is non-refundable. There are probably some “buyers” who set aside a deposit with no real intention of buying the car. This may increase the accuracy of Tesla’s hypothetical “to-do” list, as demand for cars has skyrocketed over the past year and a half. With only one U.S. manufacturing facility currently active, Tesla is lagging behind on orders for many of its vehicles. Some cars, like the Model X, extended to March-April 2022 delivery dates. The current shortest waiting time for a vehicle is the Model 3 Performance, which can be delivered within 4-6 weeks.
Some of Tesla’s most popular vehicles, e.g. Under $ 40,000 Model 3 Standard Range +, will not be delivered until January. Vehicles such as the Model X Long Range and Plaid have not yet been delivered to customers, though deliveries will begin later in the year.
Tesla has managed to increase production and delivery figures consistently despite several serious and major obstacles since the beginning of 2020. Tesla maintained growth in deliveries and production in early 2020, even though the COVID-19 pandemic raged on. The company has also done an exceptional job of avoiding the global semiconductor shortage through the development of its own microcontrollers.
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