Tesla slashed prices on its cars across all its markets in January, offering discounts of up to 20% in what many analysts saw as the start of a price war by the electric vehicle market leader.
It has been adjusting prices since with a pace and frequency that goes beyond what established automakers have attempted in an industry where a car’s base price is still referred to as a “sticker price” on a vehicle in inventory.
The Model S and Model X, which come in base all-wheel drive (AWD) and performance “Plaid” editions, represented about 4% of Tesla’s global deliveries in 2022. Its two cheaper models, the Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover, made up the rest.
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The Fisker Ocean made its global debut at the 2021 LA Auto Show earlier this week. The Fisker Ocean won in the Crossover (US$50,000 and below) category.
The other finalist in the Crossover under $50,000 category were Alpha Motor Company Electric JAX, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Conclusion » It’s great at accelerating in a straight line, but not much else.
But at CDN$191,000 or USD$148,000, one would hope for power steering system that can keep up, a decent suspension capable of carrying you safely around a corner, and much better brakes.
Like many other things involving Elon Musk, it seems, safety was not the priority when designing the Tesla Model S Plaid.
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