The Tesla Model 3 is remarkably cheap at $35k when you take into account what you actually get for the money. However many people who are pre-ordering the vehicle are adding on extras and this takes the price tag closer to the i3 instead of the Leaf.

It seems that around 90% of people who have pre-ordered the Tesla Model 3 would get the Supercharger access and 75% of people opted for going with the biggest battery pack. 43% of people said that they wanted some battery upgrade.

Very few people are considering going for the base version of the Tesla Model 3 and 7% of people are going all out and adding on every feature that has been made available. Around 30% of people have chosen some upgrades.

Of course before you go adding in all the extras you might want to bear in mind that not only will it bump up the cost of the Tesla Model 3 but it will also bump up the delivery time for the vehicle. Tesla will no doubt want to offload the most costly vehicles first, so if you have paid for all the extras you may get your vehicle first. The base level vehicles could be the last to come off the line.

However it also means that you may lose the US tax incentive of $7,500 if Tesla goes by the 200,000 EV produced market. Choosing a more expensive version of the Tesla Model 3 may hypothetically cheaper if the incentives are applied, than going for the base version, which may be delivered late and which doesn’t qualify.

Many people who pre-ordered the Tesla Model 3 are interested in the Autopilot system along with Supercharger access and about 36% of people chose these options. What hasn’t gone down very well is the Ludicrous mode.

So there isn’t going to be that many Tesla Model 3 vehicle sin the $35,000 price bracket. While the cheap price tag is one of the draws, it seems that most people want a lot of extras and they don’t mind paying for it.

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Steve · October 31, 2016 at 12:17 pm

I assume this is all just speculation since nobody will be able to actually configure their Model 3 till sometime next year. Is this based on some survey?

Jeff P. · October 31, 2016 at 7:19 pm

This is rubbish. The car hasn’t been released and no one has chosen to order anything because they can’t yet.

Vincent Brunsch · November 1, 2016 at 2:19 am

It depends so much on when the Teslas will be ready + allowed to drive themselves. If you get your Model 3 at the beginning of 2018 you might only need to wait a year until it generates income for you offsetting your monthly payment. That way the Model 3 competes with basically every car out there.

Ian Michael Smith · November 1, 2016 at 2:31 am

Odd choice of titles for this article!

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