Tomorrow night is a very import night for Telsa CEO Elon Musk, who is set to unveil a brand new model of the Tesla. The car has reportedly been priced at $35,000, much less than the $70,000 price tag that base model of the Model S commands. We can only assume that the 35,000 version of the car is stripped down compared to premium versions that could cost upwards of 60,000.
Unnamed insiders have already been in contact with Elecktrek to leak some of the Model 3’s specs. It is worth noting that any outlandish or amazing sounding numbers are almost certainly for more premium models of the new car.
Some models will apparently have the ability to go from 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds. The same anonymous insiders reported that there is an optional 80kWh battery pack that gives the Model 3 more than 300 miles of range. If this sounds to good to be true, that’s because it really is only half true. We are almost certain that the base model will not include these features and that they will be reserved for the premium models
This new Tesla is definitely targeting for the mid-range price market. While the Model S cost between $70,000 and $140,000, the Model 3 is priced in the more reasonable 35,000 range. Tesla will be taking $1000 deposit in its physical locations and on the internet at 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time the same night as the unveil.
Unfortunately for early buyers and Tesla enthusiasts, there is a lengthy wait period. Despite the fact that deposits can go down as early as tonight, even the earliest buyers shouldn’t expect tho receive their brand-new Tesla’s until at least late 2017 and at most early 2018.