The entry-level Tesla Model Y Standard Range RWD has been removed from the company’s online configurator, indicating that it is no longer for sale.
Tesla only launched this base version of the Model Y in January. It had 244 miles of EPA-estimated range and its launch came as a bit of a surprise as Elon Musk indicated in July 2020 that a Standard Range RWD variant of the Model Y wouldn’t be introduced because its range would be “unacceptably low” at under 250 miles.
Hot on the heels of Chevrolet introducing the 2022 Bolt last week, Tesla reduced the price of the Model Y Standard Range RWD from $41,990 to $39,990 but now, mere days later, Electrek reports that Tesla has stopped taking orders for the vehicle.
No explanation has been given as to why the vehicle has been removed from the online configurator. While it is possible the car manufacturer has decided to stop selling and producing this version, Engadget suggests it may have simply paused sales due to a backlog of orders that it wants to fulfill following the $2,000 price drop.
In addition to its 244 miles of range, the Model Y Standard Range RWD has a single electric motor and can hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in a claimed 5.3 seconds before topping out at 135 mph (217 km/h). A number of deliveries of the entry-level model have already been made although it remains to be seen just how many examples Tesla will end up producing.