Tesla Model 3 costs $49,000 for first production


Just two days ago, Elon Musk handed over first 30 units of production Model 3 to their new owners at the company’s Fremont facility, California. Among those first 30, there were several employees too, and one such employee has revealed some additional details.

The employee has posted screenshots of the Model 3 online configurator in the Model 3 owners club, revealing that the Model 3 first production units will actually cost $49,000 before incentives.


While the “base price” still remains at $35,000 as quoted during the prototype/concept unveil last year, the configurator shows that the long range battery at $9,000 and premium upgrades at $5,000 are “required” for first production.


Other options are a paint job at $1,000, 19-inch sport wheels at $1,500, enhanced autopilot at $5,000 and full self-driving capability at $3,000. These options will set you back to $59,500 before incentives, putting it in the territory of German luxury sedans.


The Model 3 delivery estimator reveals that the 220 mile range standard Model 3 deliveries will begin from December 2017, soon after the 310 mile long range first production units are delivered. The dual motor AWD variant will have a choice of either 220 or 310 mile range, and deliveries will begin from July 2018.

As a standard kit, the Model 3 gets 8 airbags, keyless entry and remote control app, 15-inch touchscreen with navigation, and dual zone climate control system. Premium upgrades include 12-way power adjustable front seats and premium audio system.

Source: Tesla, Teslarati

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