This erratic behavior is on-brand for Tesla, but that doesn’t make this any less baffling. A $2,000 price drop is an attractive one for the Model Y, and in Standard Range form, it appears to be an excellent deal to help push electric vehicles towards mass-market adoption. Its 244 miles of range is in the sweet spot for the average car owner, despite what a billionaire long disconnected from reality might think. Even with “just” a 244-mile range, the Model Y Standard Range still has a rapid 5.3-second sprint to 60 mph, and at $39,990 it’s reasonably priced for a premium electric crossover.
In the pursuit of bigger numbers, Tesla might be shooting itself in the foot. Of course, tomorrow Musk might announce it’s back on the menu with a 280-mile range or that he’s waiting for it to get hover mode. Who knows?