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Exactly 2020/21 was weird. What would the price of the Y be without the pandemic/chip shortages/stimulus spending? We don't know. I say 2022 because that was the plan then, we are of course talking mid 2023 comparisons now, but Tesla was thinking 2022 and its lineup then.Do we know the current cost of the 4680 MY? If we did we could maybe say that.
The planned advancement at battery day would have affected the Y as well. The structural pack, castings and battery cost of < $120?? per kWhr. Not all of this has materialized yet. Maybe when it does Tesla can simply say. "Our cost have dropped now we can sell it for less." No apology required to people that paid an extra $15k -18 months earlier. It is a different car.
People need to remember, the price of the CT always reflected all cost savings. Especially the battery savings. It wasn't the deleted paint that made it appear reasonable.