Tesla says it will keep to its pricing promises for the new Tesla Model S in the US when the car goes on sale next year.
The company has batted off rumours that the electric saloon would carry a higher-than-expected price tag by confirming that the basic version will cost $49,900 (after federal tax credits for EV vehicles) for all the US-based customers who have reserved a Model S.
That’s the price that the company originally stated when the car was first announced in 2009.
In a blog on the Tesla website, George Blankenship, the company’s vice president of worldwide sales, wrote: “There have been a lot of rumours about price increases lately. This pricing ($49,900, the equivalent of about £31,800) will be in effect for all current US reservation holders.
“Due to volatility in currency rates around the world, we are not able to announce pricing outside the United States at this time. We expect to announce pricing about six months prior to the start of deliveries in those areas.”