Good news, eco-conscious motoring enthusiast who are somewhat tight on the financial department. Tesla’s promised of a more affordable electric vehicle is finally here. We are, of course, talking about the long-awaited $35,000 version of the Model 3 promised in the 2016 launch event. The Model 3 Standard Range joins the next most affordable Model 3 going for $40K.
The Standard Range base model boasts a 220 miles (354 kilometers) range, a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h), makes 0-60 (0-97 km/h) in 5.6 seconds, and like any other Tesla automobile, it will enjoy over-the-air-updates.
“Although lower in cost, it is built to achieve the same perfect 5-star safety rating as the longer-ranged version, which has the lowest probability of injury of any car ever tested by the U.S. government.”
So, yeah, the trade off is a shorter range, or about 100-ish shorter over the RWD Long Range model. With the announcement, Tesla also introduced the Model 3 Standard Range Plus that, for $37,000, gets you 20 miles more on the range, a tad faster with top speed pegged at 140 mph and a 0-60 mph acceleration in 5.3 seconds, and a partial premium interior.
Last but not least, the prominent U.S. electric car maker said it has lowered the base price of all Model 3, Model S and Model X trims, and updated its Autopilot packages “to be even more compelling.” Whatever that means. Anywho, we shall leave you to explore the new pricing of those base models and the supposed “more compelling” Autopilot packages.
The $35K Tesla Model 3 is available to order as we speak.
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Source: Tesla Motors.