Details of Two Tesla Model 3 versions Elon Musk just announced
Jul 29, 2017 | by Iqtidar Ali
A grand event of car history has taken place and reservation holders are enjoying Model 3 test drives at the time of this writing. So we have some awesome details on the affordable electric car by Tesla.
First thing is that there will be two versions of the Tesla Model 3, one is Standard that will have a 220 miles of range and the other one is Long Range which has a 310 miles of EPA range. Although Elon Musk did not announce the specific battery packs sizes at the event but experts should be able to figure it out shortly.
Let’s look at the comparison data for both versions ( Thanks to Electric Vehicle Guy for help in gathering the info ).
|Options||Standard Model||Long Range Model|
|Range||220 miles (354 kms)||310 miles (499 kms)|
|0-60 mph||5.6 sec||5.1 sec|
|Top speed||130 mph (209 km/h)||140 mph (225 km/h)|
|Supercharging rate||130 miles of range per 30 mins||170 miles of range per 30 mins|
|Home Charging rate||30 miles of range per hour (240V outlet 40A)||37 miles of range per hour (240V outlet 40A)|
|Deliveries Begin||Fall 2017||July 2017|
|Solid Black: Standard|
|Midnight Silver Metallic: +$1,000|
|Deep Blue Metallic: +$1,000|
|Silver Metallic: +$1,000|
|Pearl White Multi-Coat: +$1,000|
|Red Multi-Coat: +$1,000|
|Standard: 18" Aero|
|19" Sport: +$15,00 (Sport are the V-Spoke ones for sure)|
So if you want to add 90 miles of extra range you need to pay $9,000 on top of the standard battery, but I guess that is justifiable as Tesla needs to make some profit on Model 3 as well.
The standard wheels are the 18″ Aero ones that Tesla registered the patent for previously and the 19″ sport wheels they are mentioning are the V-Spoke wheels that most of the customers will want for a whopping $15,00 additional. Tesla’s up-selling strategy will surely work with the wheel options because most of the reservations holders did not have very positive views for the aero wheels.