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Tesla Gives U.K. Buyers Two Weeks to Dodge Brexit Price Increase

  • ‘Exceptionally high demand’ prompts delay in car-price push
  • Automaker extends U.K. order deadline to middle of January

Tesla Motors Inc. customers in the U.K. may find their Christmas cash goes a little further than expected after the carmaker postponed a price increase by two weeks.

The U.S. electric-auto manufacturer’s plans to raise prices 5 percent in the U.K. have been put off until Jan. 15 from the original beginning-of-the-year deadline, Tesla said Monday in an e-mailed statement. Vehicles ordered by then and built by mid-April will continue to have free access to the company’s Supercharger battery network that’s otherwise subject to new fees, it said.