Tesla Model 3 Taxi Service Wants You To Be The Driver First

Tesla Model 3 Taxi Service Wants You To Be The Driver First

A call or visit to a Tesla store is also required if you want the Model 3 Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive configuration. 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.

That means many Tesla customers may not even be aware that a $35,000 version is available. Once the lease ends, the vehicle will receive an over the air update which will make it completely automatic.

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). A Standard Range Plus Model 3 without any options nets a $504 per month payment for 36 months, 10,000 miles, and $3,000 down.

The cheapest model that you can purchase online will set you back $39,500 and this will come with autopilot built in.

In an odd change, Tesla has removed the option of buying its lowest cost Model 3 from its website in Canada.

More changes happened this week and it's now no longer possible to buy the $35,000 Model 3 online. USA customers can choose from 10,000, 12,000 and 15,000 mile annual usage options, depending on their budgets and driving.

The move comes just over a month after Tesla announced that the $35,000 version was finally coming to market. Named the Standard Range, the vehicle finally went on sale to give fans the most-affordable option possible. They'll have to call or visit a store instead, and the auto won't come with Autopilot. Now with Autopilot made a standard, the new cost will be $39,500, offering a saving of $1,000 compared to the past when Standard Plus and $3000 Autopilot had to be bought separately. The electric automaker announced that deliveries of the Standard range model will begin as soon as this weekend.

Also, customers will now be able to lease a Model 3, though they won't be able to buy it when the lease is up - Tesla plans "to use those vehicles in the Tesla ride-hailing network", the post says. 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.

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