But it doesn't make a lot of sense.
Tesla has reintroduced the Standard Range AWD Model Y to the model lineup.
Tesla CEO has touted the Tesla Model Y as being the future best-selling car in the world, but the Model Y is yet to get there. In the meantime, Tesla has been trying all sorts of tricks to make the Model Y more attractive to customers, including price reductions on current models and rumors of a cheaper entry-level model.
According to the Twitter account, The Kilowatts, the company has reintroduced the trim, equipped with 4680 battery packs, and there are currently 40 cars for sale across the country priced at $64,000.
A screenshot from The Kilowatts shows that a 2023 Tesla Model Y has been listed for sale at $63,990.
The ad lists the car as a Model Y All-Wheel Drive with a range estimate of 269 miles, a 135 mph top speed, and a 0-60 mph time of five seconds. It also lists some of the car's features, which include a Pearl White paint job, 20-inch induction wheels, an all-black premium interior with five seats, Autopilot, and a 30-day Premium Connectivity Trial.
Currently, Tesla lists only the Model Y Long Range and Model Y Performance on its website. The Model Y Long Range starts at $58,190 and offers 330 miles of range, a 135 mph top speed, and a 0-60 mph time of 4.8 seconds. The Model Y Performance sells for $62,190 and offers a range of 303 miles, a top speed of 155 mph, and a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds.
Surely at that price, it makes sense to go for either the Long Range or Performance model, considering the substantial gains in range.
Earlier this year, we reported that Tesla could be bringing out a cheaper version of the Model Y that would drop the price to $61,990.
According to Elecktrek, people tracking code changes on Tesla's website have spotted what could be an AWD 279-mile version with a price tag of $61,990.
This new configuration features Tesla's new 4680 cylindrical battery cells and structural battery pack technology. This news comes as Tesla announced a production ramp-up of 1,000 cars per week.