Tesla has introduced a brand new model of Mannequin three with a brand new Mid-Vary battery pack and 260 miles of vary that can promote for $45,000. That’s $Four,000 lower than the worth of the Lengthy Vary battery pack model, which has a 310-mile vary.
The rear-wheel-drive possibility will now solely be obtainable with the brand new Mid-Vary pack, and the Lengthy Vary pack will solely be offered with a twin motor AWD powertrain (Elon Musk says that RWD will nonetheless be obtainable with the Lengthy Vary pack for a restricted time).
Is that this a step within the route of the $35,000 base model that the corporate has promised?
“As Mannequin three manufacturing and gross sales proceed to develop quickly, we’ve achieved a gentle quantity in manufacturing capability, permitting us to diversify our product providing to much more prospects,” Tesla says. “Our new Mid-Vary Battery is being launched this week within the U.S. and Canada to higher meet the various vary wants of the numerous prospects wanting to personal Mannequin three, and our supply estimate for patrons who’ve ordered the Normal Battery is Four-6 months.”
Musk tweeted that the brand new pack shouldn’t be a software-limited Lengthy Vary pack. “It’s a protracted vary battery with fewer cells. Non-cell portion of the pack is disproportionately excessive, however we are able to get it performed now as a substitute of ~February.”
Supply: Electrek, CNBC
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