Tesla has delayed a planned increase in prices for its car models in Britain by two weeks due to strong demand experienced in December.
The American electric car maker had planned to up prices by 5% from 1 January, but that date has now been pushed back by 14 days in order to allow customers who were unable to complete their order in time to avoid additional costs.
Cars ordered by 14 January and delivered by 15 April will also retain free access to Tesla's network of Superchargers. After that, customers will have to pay to charge their cars following an initial free period of roughly 1000 miles.
“Due to exceptionally high demand at the end of the year, we’ve extended the order date by two weeks for customers who were unable to finalise their purchase,” Tesla said.
Tesla added that the increase in prices for its models has been driven by currency fluctuation: “Global pricing for our cars is fair and transparent as we believe it should be the same on a global level, adding only unavoidable taxes, customs duties and transportation costs. This means that currency fluctuations need to be accounted for by price changes over time.”