The first production models of Tesla Model 3 were given to their owners during a big ceremony at Tesla’s Fremont, California factory.
CEO Elon Musk gave a flashy presentation of his company’s new car, and revealed the final spec details and pricing.
Among the journalists and special guests, the first 30 customers of Tesla Model 3 have been present at the ceremony.
The retail price for the standard version of Tesla Model 3 will be $35,000.
The standard version can go from o to 60mph in 5.6 seconds and has a range of 220 miles on a full charge. The top speed is 130mph, and the car is compatible with Tesla’s superchargers.
If you are looking for a little more specs, you can choose the $44,000 version, which will offer you 310 miles range, 0 to 60mph in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 140mph. This model will receive 170 miles of range in a 30 minutes plugged at a Tesla supercharger.
Standard features of the Tesla Model 3 include Wi-Fi and LTE internet connectivity, backup camera, voice activated controls, Bluetooth, keyless entry and climate control using Tesla’s mobile app.
Inside the car, you will find a center-mounted 15-inch touchscreen display, which allows you to control all of the car’s functions.
Tesla Model 3 will come with a limited warranty of 4 years/50,000 miles for the car and the battery will have 8 years/100,000 miles for the standard version, and 8 years/120,000 miles for the long range option.
The Model 3 can be purchased in black at no extra cost, but customers will have to pay an extra $1,000 for other colors like Pearl White, Red, Silver Metallic and Deep Blue.
There are several other extra features you can choose for the Model 3. For $1,500 you can have 19-inch sport wheels, and the $5,000 Premium Upgrade Package will add things like 12-way adjustable seats, premium audio system, power folding heated side mirros, tinted glass roof, custom driver profiles, and a spot in the center console for docking two smartphones.
Also, for an extra $5,000 you can have the Enhanced Autopilot which will keep you in lane, give you access to match speed to traffic conditions, automatically change lanes, transition from one freeway to another, will exit the freeway for you and will park the car itself.
Tesla also promised that in the future you will be able to upgrade the Model 3 with Full Self-Driving Capability, but this will cost an extra $3,000 and the Enhanced Autopilot package is required.
Everything stated above sounds amazing, especially for the price tag of $35,000. I think Tesla has made a great job with all of their models not only the Model 3.
Though, if you are looking to buy a Tesla today and receive it within a week, bad news for you. Tesla hopes to reach 20,000 per month before the end of 2017. So, if you’re one of those 450,000 customers who pre-ordered a Model 3 you’ll have to wait for a while.