Tesla goes to the people: budget Model 3 went on sale
Tesla has released the long-awaited basic version of the electric car Model 3 for 3000 dollars. At the same time, the collapse of exhibition halls and the transition to online orders were announced.
Many experts expect that the main 3 models will be available only by the end of this year, when the maximum capacity of the Fremont plant will be 7,000 cars per week, and the company being built in Shanghai will be ready for launch. – roughly speaking, when racing in electric vehicles can be guaranteed at affordable prices. But Ilon Musk, the head of Tesla, loves the effects and debut of standard modulation of the range, which costs $ 35,000 for the Swedish elevator Polestar 2, the developers of which explicitly declared their desire to compete with the Tesla 3 model.
Unfortunately, for Volvo fleet strategy strategists, the “naked” model sharply devalued the market potential of Polestar 2, since the Swedish elevator will be sold only next year in a rich bundle of Launch Edition for $ 63,000. Euro (the official price in the US is not yet indicated, but is about 45 thousand dollars) can only be bought in 2021, after which the cheapest Tesla 3 model will now remove all creams from the electric vehicle market. ,
So, what is the standard Tesla Model 3 for $ 35,000, excluding government discounts (next year will still be canceled)? This rear-wheel drive is black (for other colors you have to pay extra) with an upgraded interior of woven and trimmed elements of the multimedia system. EPA-certified power reserve for refueling is 354 km, acceleration to 96 km / h, acceleration to 60 km / h, maximum speed of 209 km / h. Energy producer does not indicate the engine.
For $ 37,000, the standard 3 Plus series is offered, a bit more generously equipped with more expensive linings and improved technical characteristics: power 386 km, acceleration at 60 km / h – 5.3 ° C, maximum speed – 225 km / h.
The refusal of showrooms (only individual trading platforms will remain in operation) in favor of online sales is just business optimization and savings, because Ilon Mask promised that Tesla would not bring more losses, but only profit. An official press release states that the buyer can return Tesla to the manufacturer 7 days after the purchase and run no more than 1,000 miles (1,609 km) without any financial loss if he is not satisfied with the quality of the product. The manufacturer is confident that no one wants to separate himself from his new Tesla. A very arrogant statement that someone is likely to deny from the very beginning. But in large numbers, some unhappy customers of that time will not do this, unless, of course, there is suddenly a common serious flaw in the “gut”.
In general, in the history of the ambitious Tesla, a new chapter has begun – the development of a car giant, and we will be interested to see what happens next. This year, Tesla promises to show a Model Y crossover on the Track platform, and then minivans, pickups, roadsters and sports cars Semi Tractor of the new generation will be added to the line.