We are incredibly excited to announce that the standard Model 3, with 220 miles of range, a top speed of 130 mph and 0-60 mph acceleration of 5.6 seconds is now available at $35,000! Although lower in cost, it is built to achieve the same perfect5-star safety ratingas the longer-ranged version, which has the lowest probability of injury of any car ever tested by the U.S. Government.
In addition, we are introducing the Model 3 Standard Range Plus, which offers 240 miles of range, a top speed of 140 mph, 0-60 mph acceleration of just 5.3 seconds and most premium interior features at $37,000 before incentives. For 6% more money, you get 9% more range, more power, and an upgraded interior.
Therefore, for Tesla is to achieve these prices of a $35,000 car and remaining financially sustainable. So Tesla is shifting sales worldwide to online only. That’s right amigos! Cause you can now buy a Tesla in North America via your phone in about 1 minute. More importantly, that capability will soon be extended worldwide. So they are also making it much easier to try out and return a Tesla.
That’s so that a test drive prior to purchase isn’t needed. Again, you can now return a car within 7 days or 1,000 miles for a full refund.
Another way to look at quite literally folks. You could buy a Tesla, drive several hundred miles for a weekend road trip with friends. Then return it for free. That’s with the highest consumer satisfaction score of any car on the road.
Cause they are confident you will want to keep your Model 3.
Shifting all sales online, combined with other ongoing cost efficiencies, will enable us to lower all vehicle prices by about 6% on average, allowing us to achieve the $35,000 Model 3 price point earlier than we expected. Over the next few months, we will be winding down many of our stores, with a small number of stores in high-traffic locations remaining as galleries, showcases and Tesla information centers. The important thing for customers in the United States to understand is that, with online sales, anyone in any state can quickly and easily buy a Tesla.
At the same time, we will be increasing our investment in the Tesla service system, with the goal of same-day, if not same-hour service, and with most service done by us coming to you, rather than you coming to us. Moreover, we guarantee service availability anywhere in any country in which we operate.
We’re also excited to announce that we’re implementing a number of firmware upgrades for both new and existing customers. These upgrades will increase the range of the Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive Model 3 to 325 miles. Also it will increase the top speed of Model 3 Performance to 162 mph. More noteworthy, add an average of approximately 5% peak power to all Model 3 vehicles.
In conclusion , Tesla is committed to making not just the best electric cars. They are out to make the best cars, period.