Yesterday, my wife and I got word that Tesla Motors was contacting owners whose cars were about to go into production because they are introducing new options and unlocking all remaining 2008 model year orders. We knew that VIN 214 had started production and we're 217, so that's us. As it turns out, Tesla is adding one new option (performance tires) and raising prices on many of the existing options. For example, the HPC is no longer bundled and is now a $3,000 option (just like the 2009 orders), the destination charge increased from $950 to $1,950, and the SolarPlus windshield which was previously standard is now a $400 option. Also, the audio upgrades are no longer available separately, instead there's one big $3,000 option for everything, a $500 increase over the total cost of ordering them all separately. These price increases apply to all 2008 model year orders with VIN number 210 and higher, and apply to everyone even though we locked in our options as early as last September. More details and commentary are on my blog. Tesla Price Increase - Tom Saxton's Blog I expect an official letter from Tesla announcing this change in options and pricing tomorrow (Friday, January 16th).