Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has delayed its price hike to UK customers citing “exceptionally high demand”.
In December Tesla proposed a 5% price hike – to come into effect from 1 January 2017 – in a move which the company attributed squarely to currency fluctuations triggered by the UK’s Brexit referendum.
It came just a month after Tesla revealed that new vehicles ordered from 1 January 2017 would no longer be granted unlimited free access to the company’s Supercharger Network, compounding consumer woes.
Prices for the entry-level Model S vehicle stood to increase by nearly £3,000 as a result of the hike.
However Tesla has now offered an additional two-week respite for those interested in purchasing a vehicle. A new email sent earlier this week cited “exceptionally high demand” and claimed the extended deadline was to help customers who had failed to complete their order.
Those that complete an order prior to 15 January 2017 and take delivery by 31 March 2017 at the latest will also continue to receive unlimited free access to the Supercharger Network.