A comparison on the purchase cost between MY LR AWD and MME ER RWD, based on my prefered configuration.
MME ER RWD:
Infinite Blue: $400
White Interior: $0
MY LR AWD:
Blue exterior: $1000
White interior: $1000...
It's a fed tax credit, not a deduction from the vehicle purchase price. You pay full price when you buy the car, at which point the tax for $7500 is collected. Next year you get $7500 tax credit back, but the tax on $7500 are not returned back.
Tesla will put LR RWD on market instead. I guess MY LR RWD will be below 45K.
From Elon: "We have reduced pricing on Model Y LR dual motor & will offer a LR single motor Y in a few months, which improves affordability, while still keeping the product excellent"
Did some cost comparison (with my 9.25% local tax rate):
MY LR AWD: $49990
MME ER AWD: $57700 + 693 (extra tax on $7500) - $7500 = $50893. ==> +$903 higher
MME ER RWD: $55000 + 693 (extra tax on $7500) - $7500 = $48193. ==> -$1797 lower
Now comparison on spec:
0-60: 4.7 vs 6.5
I am going to cancel my premium ER RWD order and simply go for MY. The final of the two are almost the same now but MY has the advantage of SC , AP, better range, dual motor AWD, faster 0-60, and better efficiency. No mention that no wait for 7500 back. At the current price point of MY, to me...