News recently that Tesla will soon be increasing the price for their Motor Trend Car of the Year, the Model S. No information on how much more the Model S will cost, but if you are in the market for one you may wish to lay down your cash soon before it goes up. It appears current reservation holders won’t be affected by the increase. The price increase will also impact the options package with some features currently considered standard equipment becoming an added cost option in the future.
On a related note, the Nissan Leaf will be getting a price reduction along with a increase in range. The price and range adjustments will initially be for the Japanese version of the all electric vehicle, however, the changes are expected to follow for the US version in 2013. The new model will be able to travel up to 15% further. The current range of the Leaf is approximately 160 kms (100 miles), but can vary depending weather conditions and use of climate control.