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Tesla Model 3 Starts At $44,000 With 310 Miles Of Range

Tesla Model 3 Starts At $44,000 With 310 Miles Of Range

Tesla has delivered its first 30 production Model 3 sedans to customers. Along with deliveries the company has finally issued formal stats on the car, which are a little less dazzling than we all originally thought.

Buyers will be able to get a Model 3 sedan for $35,000, but that model will only offer 220 miles of range and a zero to 60 mph time of 5.6 seconds. Buyers wanting the 310 mile range Tesla has been throwing out in recent years regarding the car will have to fork over $44,000 for the Long Range model and enjoy a 5.1 second sprint to 60 mph. Both prices are before state and federal incentives.

The price will not stop there for buyers wanting anything other than a black Model 3, which is the only exterior color that is a no-cost option. All ofter exterior colors are $1,000. Tesla is also offering AutoPilot as a $5,000 option, while a Premium Upgrades Package will spruce up that sparse interior for an additional $5,000.

All Model 3’s offer a 15-inch LCD panel in the interior and dual-zone climate control as standard equipment. However, power seats are not standard (they are in the aforementioned premium pack).

Basically, a loaded Model 3 can creep very close to $60,000. Note that the company has not launched a dual-motor version of the Model 3, meaning the price has not hit its ceiling yet.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company will rapidly ramp up production of the Model 3 in order to fulfill its backlog of orders.





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. FenwickHockey65
    member12
    Those are two very big numbers for Tesla. 300+ mile range is a huge deal.

    The biggest problem with this car is if you put down a deposit right now, you'd be 2-3 years away from driving your new Tesla.


    Look on the bright side, if you're adamant about spending around $35k and therefore must wait with the rest of the plebes for the cheaper model, at that point all the stereotypical early production Tesla bugs should be worked out of the car...maybe...
    member12
    CobaltSSKing
    I have to wonder how folks will react after having all of the cars detailed info laid out for them. The range part would have me annoyed because 300 should be the bare min yet your forced to pay extra for it.


    I honestly still think it will end up being a compelling choice at $50K.
    member12
    Andrew_L
    I really hate when auto makers do this. I can understand for a tri coat white and maybe a specialty color but literally making every other color 1000+ is ridiculous.


    So realistically, their 310 mile range EV sports sedan is 50K-60K when you add in the extended range, a decent color, and the autonomous driving features.

    That's a reasonably large target for Cadillac, Lexus, BMW, etc. They need to get moving on an EV sports car.
    member12
    Those are two very big numbers for Tesla. 300+ mile range is a huge deal.

    The biggest problem with this car is if you put down a deposit right now, you'd be 2-3 years away from driving your new Tesla.
    Andrew_L
    The price will not stop there for buyers wanting anything other than a black Model 3, which is the only exterior color that is a no-cost option. All ofter exterior colors are $1,000.


    I really hate when auto makers do this. I can understand for a tri coat white and maybe a specialty color but literally making every other color 1000+ is ridiculous.
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