I assume you get the price that was in effect when you ordered since you paid your 100 dollar order fee based on that agreed price.When I ordered my car it was $46,990, I configure it today, $500 more.
If I ordered before the price increase and my car is due in May/June do I pay the new price or do they honor price at order time?
In this case, yes, since the price when ordered was lower, he gets to keep the same lower price. If the prices dropped after ordering the car but before taking the delivery, Tesla is usually very good about this and actually offers the lower price to the customers who are waiting for the car to be delivered.I assume you get the price that was in effect when you ordered since you paid your 100 dollar order fee based on that agreed price.
That is totally different situation, You can not pick and choose price differences, if you want to pick the lower price of the car, you also have to consider what the price of FSD is on that day, if it works in your favor, they will honor it for sure.Actually, that's not correct. I ordered a MY last year when FSD was 7k, I think. Tesla decided to drop the price of the MY by 2k before I took possession. I asked them if I could receive the 2k price difference. They informed me that I would have to go on the site and "configure" the car in order to receive the new price on the MY. Unfortunately, during this timeframe, the price of FSD had already gone up to 8k, I believe. Regardless, they informed me that any changes made to other aspects of pricing would also be considered. So...if you configured your vehicle, there is a chance you will be paying the new price. But you have the ability to check before you lock in the changes you've made.
You bring up some good points, however, Tesla has really done it right by setting up the infrastructure. What I mean is the public fast chargers. Everywhere I go there are more Tesla chargers than non-Tesla chargers. The LR AWD version with 353 miles is really in a class by itself (given the pricing compared to others). You live in NJ, I live in Westchester. I was traveling down the NJT last week and it seemed that every service area had Tesla charger but only a few had non-Tesla chargers. Some of them had upwards of a dozen of them. There is a newer Sheraton Hotel near me, they only put in Tesla fast chargers. This will be my second EV, the last one was a Leaf with 150 mile capacity. It did just fine, no long trips of course, and at the beginning lots of range anxiety. Don’t want range anxiety anymore.Supply and Demand, currently there are more demand for Teslas hence they can afford to raise the price. BUT, with Mach E and ID4 coming along, and more EVs on the way, competition will drive Tesla to lower prices. If Green Act passes with more federal stimulus for Tesla, then tesla will likely retain huge advantage against similarly priced electric vehicles. BUT, if no stimulus passes, then other new EVS entering the market will steal market share from Tesla until there's even playing field.