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Tesla delays UK price hike until mid-January

At which point, custom orders will become 5 percent more expensive.
Jamie Rigg, @jmerigg
January 3, 2017
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Tesla has put its UK price increase on hold until January 15th, giving potential customers another couple of weeks to order an EV before the hike goes into effect. The company said late last year the prices of custom orders (read: showroom and pre-owned vehicles excluded) would go up by 5 percent on January 1st. It said this was a reaction to unfavourable "currency fluctuations," likely referring to the recent volatility of the pound following the Brexit vote. That's a significant increase considering the cheapest Tesla Model S currently goes for £58,900. But the EV maker appears to have had a change of heart -- for two weeks at least.

The extension happens to coincide with the end of free Supercharger access for new vehicles, also coming into effect on January 15th. Any orders placed after that date will not include unlimited refueling on Tesla's charging network. Instead, drivers will receive only 400 kWh of free juice each year, and will be charged an as-yet unknown amount to dock at Supercharger stations thereafter.

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