You can pick up the Tesla Model 3 for $35k and the vehicle is superb value for money. However many people have chosen to pre-order the Model 3 with extras, which takes the price tag well over this. With the dearer price tag it means that the vehicle is more along the price of the BMW i3 and so it moves away from the Nissan Leaf.
It seems that around 90% of people who went ahead and put in a pre-order for the Tesla Model 3 chose to have Supercharger access, while 75% of people ordered the bigger battery pack. The battery upgrade was a popular choice with those pre-ordering the vehicle as 43% people chose it. This means that the base version of the vehicle wasn’t as popular as 7% of people chose all the add-ons that were available and 30% chose some upgrades.
The Tesla Model 3 with the extras boosts up the price tag and at the same time it boosts the delivery time. Tesla will send the most expensive models out first and so owners who have chosen extras may get their vehicle first before those who pre-ordered the base version.
However, it also means that people might lose the $7,500 tax incentive if Tesla should bypass the 200,000 mark. So if you do go for a version that comes with a price tag that is higher you might get behind the wheel of your car first and it could in the end work out cheaper when the incentives have been applied.
Many people said that they were interested in Super Charger access along with Autopilot and about 36% said they would go for them. One thing that didn’t go down too well was the Ludicrous mode.
So there isn’t going to be that many versions of the Tesla Model 3 that have a price tag that is around $35,000. While the cheaper price tag was supposed to draw people in, it seems that many people want all the extras and don’t mind paying out for them.