A casual three years after first taking $1,500 deposits from local customers, the Aussie pricing for the Tesla Model 3 just dropped. Here's how much they'll cost and when they'll arrive.
If you still don’t believe that electric cars are, at the very least, going to be a big part of our automotive future, then, well, I suppose have fun in your beautiful gasoline-soaked fantasy life. If you’re like most everyone else with eyes and brains, you know EVs are here to stay, and it makes sense to get to know them, deep down. That’s why when we heard that we could get access to three of the most popular EVs on the market, all torn down into their constituent bits, we knew we had to take advantage of this opportunity. And boy, did we.
Compared to the rest of the Tesla range, the Model 3 truly is a entry-level option starting at just $66,000. Of course, this excludes the delivery fee and on-road costs.
Although this is still quite a bit more expensive than the sub-$50,000 Renault ZOE and Nissan Leaf, this price point puts Tesla a whole lot closer to its cheaper EV competition, and that's exciting.
The Model 3 can go from 0-100km/h in just 5.6 seconds, has a top speed of 225km/h and has an estimated range of 460km.
If you're after a little more pow the performance variant can hit 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds, a beefier top speed of 261km/h and the range is bumped up to an estimated 560km. However, this will set customers back a minimum of $85,000.
Both versions have customisable exterior and interiors, which you can play with over on Tesla's website.
The Model 3 comes with keyless entry, remote climate control, voice-activated controls and Tesla's signature 15-inch touch screen.
It also has Tesla's Autopilot system which allows the carto steer, accelerate and brake for both vehicles and pedestrians that come into its lane. Active driver supervision is also part of the package.
Orders for the Model 3 can be made now, with deliveries beginning in August. You can customise your own Electric boi right here.