The price tag of the Tesla Model 3 is around $35k and for this you do get a great deal for your money. But it seems that a lot of consumers who have pre-ordered the vehicle choose to add on extras. This means that the price tag of the Model 3 rises up more like that of the BMW i3 and takes it away from the Nissan Leaf.

About 90% of those who have pre-ordered the Tesla Model 3 chose to go with the Supercharger access and 75% went for the largest battery pack. 43% of people said that they wanted the battery upgrade. So it looks like many people chose not to go with the base version of the vehicle. In fact about 7% chose just about every add-on that is available. 30% of people also chose upgrades.

By adding in the extras it does mean that the Tesla Model 3 is going to arrive with a bigger price tag and it should bump up the time it takes for delivery of the vehicle. Tesla is going to want to send out their dearest vehicles first and this means that you could get your vehicle earlier than the base level vehicles.

It also means that you might lose the US tax incentive of $7, 500 if Tesla bypasses the 200,000 mark. If you choose a version that is more expensive it might work out cheaper when the incentives are applied to it, than if you had gone for the base version which you get too late to qualify.

Some people who pre-ordered the Tesla Model 3 said they were interested in the Supercharger Access and Autopilot and around 36% of people said they would go for these. The Ludicrous mode hasn’t gone down well it seems.

This shows us that there are not that many Tesla Model 3 vehicles that are going to be sold in the price bracket of $35,000. The cheap price has been one of the draws of the vehicle, however many people want extras and it seems that they are willing to pay the price for them.

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Mario Caballero

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1 Comment

Doug Johnson · November 10, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Is the author aware that it is not yet possible to configure a Tesla Model 3?

People may have an IDEA what options they want, but Tesla Motors has not yet allowed access to their “configurator.”

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