The standard Tesla Model 3, with 350 km of range, a top speed of 210 kmph and 0-95 kmph acceleration in 5.6 seconds is now available at $35,000!
Although lower kmph in cost, it is built to achieve the same 5-star safety rating as the longer-ranged version, which has the lowest probability of injury of any car ever tested by the US Government.
In addition, the company has introduced the Model 3 Standard Range Plus, which offers 350 km of range, a top speed of 220 kmph, 0-60 mph acceleration of just 5.3 seconds and most premium interior features at $37,000 before incentives.
For 6% more money, you get 9% more range, more power, and an upgraded interior.
According to the company statement, to achieve these prices while remaining financially sustainable, Tesla is shifting sales worldwide to online only.
The statement said: “You can now buy a Tesla in North America via your phone in about 1 minute, and that capability will soon be extended worldwide. We are also making it much easier to try out and return a Tesla, so that a test drive prior to purchase isn’t needed.
“You can now return a car within 7 days or 1,000 miles for a full refund. Quite literally, you could buy a Tesla, drive several hundred miles for a weekend road trip with friends and then return it for free. With the highest consumer satisfaction score of any car on the road, we are confident you will want to keep your Tesla.”
Over the next few months, Tesla will wind down many of its stores, with a small number of stores in high-traffic locations remaining as galleries, showcases and Tesla information centers.
The company also plans to increase investment in the Tesla service system, with the goal of same-day, if not same-hour service, and with most service coming to the customers doorstep.
Tesla is also implementing a number of firmware upgrades for both new and existing customers. These upgrades will increase the range of the Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive Model 3 to 325 miles, increase the top speed of Model 3 Performance to 162 mph, and add an average of approximately 5% peak power to all Model 3 vehicles.
Both Model 3 Standard and Standard Plus are available starting today at Tesla.com.
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