Tesla Model Y Standard Range AWD Spotted with $61,990 Price in Website Code

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Tesla’s long-rumoured new Model Y Standard Range with an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) configuration was recently spotted in the code for the company’s U.S. order configurator with a price of $61,990 USD, according to a tweet from WaitingForTesla.com (@w4tsla), an automated tracking and notification bot for Tesla inventory in North America.

Model Y buyers in the U.S. can currently pick between AWD versions of the Long Range and Performance trims, both of which feature last-generation 2170 batteries.

However, there’s been chatter of Tesla gearing up to launch a new Standard Range AWD trim of the Model Y with next-generation 4680 batteries in the U.S. sometime in 2023.

This upcoming configuration has already received EPA approval, and the new code references suggest a launch is imminent. The new Model Y will be produced at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Austin, Texas.

Tesla already launched employee orders for the Standard Range Model Y with 4680 batteries in the U.S. earlier this year, at a starting price of $59,990. Notably, the price tag was later upped to $61,990 — the same as was seen in Tesla’s website code.

Even at the $61,990 sticker price, however, the five-seat version of the Model Y won’t qualify for federal tax credits under President Joe Biden’s recently-signed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Eligibility for the $7,500 tax credit is capped at an MSRP of $55,000 for five-seat configurations.

The seven-seat variant of the Model Y, though, is classified as an SUV under the program and qualifies for the incentive as of January 1, 2023.

A 2023 Model Y Standard Range AWD also popped up in Tesla’s inventory last month for $64,990. Unfortunately, it was unclear if the unit, available for immediate purchase in select states, was powered by the new 4680 batteries or the older 2170 cells.

When do you think Tesla could bring its newest entry-level Model Y trim to the U.S. market? Let us know in the comments below.