Base Version Model Y Disappears from Tesla’s Configurator

After only a month of being available, Tesla has stopped taking orders for the cheapest version of the Model Y. The change comes in the middle of a slew of pricing adjustments and configurator changes, which apparently included removing the Standard Range RWD Model Y option all together.

The launch of a new Model Y Standard Range RWD with 244 miles of range was a surprise to most as Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, said it wasn’t going to happen. The reason behind this was because Musk said its range would be “unacceptably low” at less than 250 miles.

However, its seemed like the automaker made an exception and introduced a new Model Y Standard Range RWD with 244 miles of range last month. The new version of the vehicle had an EPA estimated range of 244 miles and a starting price of $42,000.

Last week, the automaker made several changes to the prices of its vehicles via its online configurator including a $2,000 price drop on the new base version of the Model Y. Tesla also updated the price for other Model Y and Model 3 vehicles.

Now, in an interesting turn of events, Tesla has stopped taking orders for the new electric SUV and removed it completely from its online configurators in the US and in Canada:

No reason was given for the removal of the Model Y Standard Range, but it wasn’t all bad news. With the disappearance of the base version of the electric SUV, Tesla took $1,000 off the price of  the Model Y Long Range AWD which is now available from $48,990.

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