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Technology Tesla Model 3 sees a price increase, but base car gets more range

19:05  17 october  2019
19:05  17 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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The Model 3 Performance, however, sees its price creep upward by ,000 to ,990. Its range stays put at 310 miles as well, but there is a set of new The added cost and more range for Tesla 's entry-level electric- car come after a record quarter for the Californian automaker. In the third quarter, the

Tesla has updated the Model 3 online configurator with some changes for the base version of the vehicle, the Model 3 Standard Range Plus, which is now listed with 10 more We will update if we get an answer. In the past, Tesla claimed to have increased the Model 3 range through a software update.

Thursday brought a surprise for those kicking the tires on a Tesla Model 3. The cheapest car available for order on the online configurator (the long-promised $35,000 car is a secret menu item these days) is now $500 more expensive with a final price of $39,490.

a red car driving on a road: Prepare to cough up another $500 for the Standard Range Plus. Nick Miotke/Roadshow© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Prepare to cough up another $500 for the Standard Range Plus. Nick Miotke/Roadshow

But that extra $500 does come with a 10-mile range increase for the Model 3 Standard Range Plus. Previously, Tesla's online configurator showed range of 240 miles. Now, the online configurator, as of Thursday, shows a 250-mile range.

Roadshow reached out to Tesla for a comment on the price and range increases, but the company did not immediately return our request. It's unclear how the company squeezed 10 additional miles out of the car, whether it's a physical improvement or just software tweaks.

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Tesla is raising the price of the most affordable version of the mass-market Model 3 . Other variants including the long- range Model 3 and the performance Model 3 also appear to have gotten The company discontinued standard range versions of the Model S and Model X, while raising the price

Tesla boosts range of Model S to 370 miles. "I would guess that Elon Musk saw a point in time years ago where he could sell a ,000 car and make money on it," said Brauer soon after the cheapest version of the Model 3 went on sale. "So he committed to that number. Now they can technically say

Moving through the Model 3 hierarchy, the Long Range model stays put with a $47,990 price tag and a 310-mile range. The Model 3 Performance, however, sees its price creep upward by $1,000 to $56,990. Its range stays put at 310 miles as well, but there is a set of new smoked-gray performance wheels available. They replace the standard finish found on Model 3 Performance variants up until now. Long Range variants still offer the 20-inch wheels in the original brighter finish.

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The added cost and more range for Tesla's entry-level electric-car come after a record quarter for the Californian automaker. In the third quarter, the electric-car maker delivered 97,000 vehicles total, more than ever before. It fell just short of the company's prediction of 100,000 deliveries, however.

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Tesla has been combining Model 3 and Model Y totals in its vehicle production and delivery reports at the end of each quarter, so there's no easy Tesla cut the price of its Model Y crossover by ,000, less than four months after beginning delivery, and cancelled a lower- priced standard- range version.

Based on its pricing , the Tesla Model 3 is a luxury car , not a mass-market product. With every available option added, the total price for one of the longer- range Of course, being a luxury brand isn't actually a bad thing. Luxury cars are prestigious and more profitable than mass market products.

Tesla also received final approval to begin manufacturing cars in China, according to reports on Thursday. That could help boost deliveries tremendously and keep the Model 3's cost down in the country, where it's currently subject to imported auto tariffs.

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