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.