The long-awaited "$35,000" version of the Tesla Model 3 is finally real. There's a new Standard Range version of the electric car that has 220 miles of range and officially stickers at $36,200 with destination. It's orderable now on Tesla's website and delivery is estimated at two to four weeks.
The cheapest version of the Model 3 has rear-wheel drive and a Standard Range battery. There is also a Standard Range Plus model for $2000 extra that has 240 miles of range and additional equipment. Tesla quotes the prices of these new models at $26,950 and $28,950, but those includes estimated gas savings and the $3750 tax credit.
To get to that low price, the base Model 3 has manually adjustable seats and steering column, cloth upholstery, a stripped-out center console, and a more basic audio system. It still supposedly has a glass roof and the same huge central touchscreen display that dominates the dashboard.
Leading up to the announcement, Tesla halted orders on its website for the Model 3, Model S, and Model X. Musk also changed his Twitter profile picture to a black Model 3. A page on the Tesla website said "The wait is almost over. Great things are coming at 2pm."
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