The Most Affordable Tesla Model 3 Costs $53,700 Online

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range dropped from online configurator

It's a little cheaper than it was before, but it's also something you can't opt out of (except in the case of base-price Model 3). In Germany, Tesla is charging a base price of 44,500 euros (plus a handling fee of 980 euros) for this version, which offers a WLTP range of 415 km. Customers who want this version from now on won't be able to get from Tesla's online ordering menu - they'll have to call or visit a store instead.

Tesla has been adjusting prices of its US -made cars in China to remain affordable in the country, a move also aimed at fending off competition from a swathe of domestic EV startups such as Nio Inc, Byton and XPeng Motors.

With the standard version, the vehicle's range is limited through software by 10% and some functions are deactivated (such as the music streaming service, navigation with live traffic visualisation and heated seats). Tesla's release on the changes said that "all Tesla vehicles now come with Autopilot bundled as a standard feature", but Fox News Autos has confirmed that the feature is not active on the $35,000 version of the Model 3.

By ending online sales for the Model 3, the company is reversing decisions it made as recently as a few weeks ago to close most stores to focus on online sales, then flipping on that to announce it would keep most stores open.

The leasing option is available for all Model 3 variants with annual mileage caps of 10,000 to 15,000 miles. The automotive company has begun leasing its popular auto in an effort to start a Tesla Model 3 taxi service. Standard Range cars can be upgraded to Standard Plus cars at any time, but Tesla didn't say how much that would cost. Now, customers will receive the Model 3 Standard Range Plus model, which features a more premium interior and a battery with a software range limitation. A challenge to vehicle demand has been the lowering of a United States tax credit on Tesla vehicles to $3,500 from $7,500 previously. He reiterated this when he announced the January layoffs, writing about the twin goals of cutting costs and ramping up the production rate of the Model 3. The vehicle Tesla will now be delivering to Model 3 SR buyers will be a somewhat different vehicle, though arguably better, than the one they initially ordered.

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