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Tesla Reprices The 2013 Model S Sedan


2013 Tesla Model S

2013 Tesla Model S

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Last week we told you that Tesla would be announcing a price increase on its 2013 Model S sedan, for all orders taken on or after January 1, 2013. At the time, the electric car builder also indicated that changes would be coming to the Model S’ list of standard equipment and option packages.

As Green Car Reports tells us, that price increase is $2,500 across all models, giving the 40 kWh Model S a new base price (before the $7,500 federal tax credit) of $59,900. The 60 kWh model will start at $69,900, while the 85 kWh version is priced from $79,900 and the Performance model now begins at $94,900 (all excluding the federal tax credit).

On the positive side, all models will now include 12-way adjustable, heated front seats as standard equipment, but the trade-off is that Performance Package cars will use the same 19-inch wheels as the rest of the lineup. Opting for 21-inch wheels and tires will now cost an additional $3,500, same as on lower-trim models.

Other changes include the availability of an extended warranty, covering an additional four years and 50,000 miles (beyond the included four-year, 50,000 mile warranty), priced at $2,500.  

Buyers can also opt for a second four-year prepaid maintenance program, covering years five through eight of ownership. This is priced the same as the the first four years’ worth of prepaid maintenance, which starts at $1,900 and rises to $2,400 with unlimited Tesla Ranger visits.

Those concerned about increases in battery costs can lock in the price of a battery replacement after eight years, too. Owners of 40 kWh models will pay $8,000, the 60 kWh battery will run $10,000 and the 85 kWh battery is priced at $12,000.

Customers in Canada will see a $2,600 CAD price increase instead of the $2,500 U.S. bump, but there’s still time to order a Model S at the current pricing. To avoid the higher price, reservations must be made by the end of the day on December 31 and finalized within a “reasonable and predetermined” timeframe.
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