With the United States making a big push to transition to electric vehicles (which will take a while and is a gigantic undertaking), Tesla is offering its US, Canadian, and Mexico customers a discount on select models purchased and received prior to the calendar changing to 2023. Is this an offer of goodwill or a reaction to Elon Musk’s reckless handling of his newest venture, Twitter?
According to PCMag, the premiere EV company is taking $7,500 off the price of Model 3 and Model Y cars—if they’re ordered and delivered before the end of the year. That’s not a lot of time to get your order in, and you have to know that soon, you’ll have tons of EV cars from trusted brands from which to choose. Also, with Musk mucking up Twitter, is Tesla still a reputable brand?
Musk recently sold sizable chunks of his Tesla stock. Experts aren’t really sure what this signals for either of Musk’s ventures, but many are making guesses. Those at Tesla are worried that Musk is simply using the brand to fund his newer journey and has lost interest in doing the right thing at Tesla.
Some at Tesla are even worried that Twitter is just a distraction for the billionaire and nothing more. All this on just on the heels of Tesla recalling a number of its cars in China and then in the US.
According to the company, there was a safety issue with its lights and seatbelts which are big deals as they are safety issues. Regulators have even deemed the cars unsafe and hazardous due to this recall.
According to the company, the recalls can be fixed with a simple software update, but one has to wonder why the safety issues happened in the first place. Where is Musk? Oh, he’s over in Twitterland worrying about what color the verified check mark should be and how much to charge for it.
So, before you jump in and put an insane amount of energy into trying to take advantage of the Tesla deal, think about what it’s worth to you. Do you just want to take advantage of a deal that usually never happens because Tesla used to have that “cool” factor or does it actually make good business sense for you to do so?
A big check in the pro category is that Tesla does have a rather extensive network of chargers across the country with an agreement with Supercharger. Every Tesla “knows” where all the Supercharger stations are located and it can charge your vehicle in about 20 minutes.
The Tesla chargers are proprietary to Tesla, so knowing that you will have a charger and know where you can get a charge is a huge plus. It is through their chargers that Tesla is trying to stay on top of the competition as more car brands roll out their EV versions.
So, is the $7,500 off the price of Model 3 and Model Y worth it? The Model 3 starts at $45,000 and the Model Y starts at around $60,000. Remember, there are around 15, and growing EVs that are a bit more affordable. What’s more, is they aren’t affiliated with Elon Musk who has been vilified through 2022.