Tesla Axes Model Y Standard Range in Canada and Beyond
The official Tesla website no longer offers the Standard Range Real-Wheel Drive (RWD) variant of the company’s all-electric compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV), the Model Y — reports Tesla North.
The Model Y was previously available in three different configurations: Standard Range Real-Wheel Drive, Dual Motor Long Range All-Wheel Drive (AWD), and Dual Motor Performance AWD.
The Standard Range RWD, the entry Model Y, was priced from $56,290 CAD and debuted last month. It’s unclear why Tesla removed the RWD Model Y.
At the same time, Tesla has also reduced the price of the Dual Motor configuration Long Range AWD variant by $1,000 USD only in the United States.
Here are the Model Y offerings on the official Tesla website, as of this writing:
- Long Range AWD — was $49,990 USD, now $48,990 USD
- Performance AWD — $60,990 USD
The removal comes just three days after Tesla slashed the price of the entry-level Standard Range Model Y by $2,000 USD in the United States, bringing it down to a relatively more affordable base price of $39,990 USD.
It makes little sense for a company so focused on providing affordable products to stop selling the cheapest variant of its latest offering when it’s been on the market for less than a year, and even less sense for it to do so just three days after reducing its price.
As of yet, there is no official word from Tesla on the matter. Whether this is a website error or temporary decision, or a permanent discontinuation, remains unknown. Maybe a Long Range RWD may be coming our way?
For those seeking to buy a Standard Range Model Y in Canada, it appears that’s not possible anymore, for now.