Tesla has opened a preliminary order for the cheapest version of Tesla Model 3 electric car at the moment, the company leader Elon Musk said on twitter. After receiving the proper benefits and due to fuel savings, the price of such a rear-wheel drive Tesla Model 3 (Mid Range Battery) with a power reserve of 420 km (260 miles) will be only $ 33.2 thousand.
The total cost of this version of the electric car is $ 45,000. The total discount will depend on the country and state, if we are talking about the United States, California residents can get maximum savings ($ 7,500 federal tax credit + $ 2,500 state tax rebate) – the total cost will be $ 35,000. The maximum speed for the Tesla Model 3 (Mid Range Battery) version is 200 km / h (125 mph), the acceleration time from 0 to 96 km / h (0-60 mph) is 5.6 seconds.
On the order page there is no information about the battery capacity of the Tesla Model 3 (Mid Range Battery Rear-Wheel Drive) version, however, according to Elon Musk’s words, this is “a regular Long Range Battery with fewer cells”.
On the order page you can see that the next version is the Tesla Model 3 (Long Range Battery Dual Motor four-Wheel Drive) with a total cost of $ 54,000 (after discounts – $ 42,200). This version gives a power reserve of 500 km (310 miles), a maximum speed of 230 km /h and acceleration from 0 to 96 km / h (0-60 mph) – 4.5 seconds.
The most expensive version is the Tesla Model 3 (Performance Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive) , which costs $ 64,000 (after discounts – $ 52,200). It received the same power reserve of 500 km (310 miles), but the maximum speed increased to 250 km / h, and acceleration from 0 to 96 km / h (0-60 mph) decreased to 3.3 seconds.
CarsDirect: The electric car Nissan Leaf E-Plus with a 60 kWh battery and a power reserve of 360 km will cost from $ 35 thousand (only $ 5500 more than the basic version with a 40 kWh battery)
At the beginning of this year, a few months after the announcement of the updated electric car Nissan Leaf, the car manufacturer confirmed that it was going to release a version with the battery capacity of 60 kWh. A test copy of such an electric car was even caught at refueling. Now, due to the leakage of dealer documentation, insiders have found how much such a Nissan Leaf E-Plus will cost with a power reserve of 360 km.
The information was published by the analyst of CarsDirect, who saw the preliminary price list for new models. In these documents, the basic version of the Nissan Leaf electric car with a 40 kWh battery is estimated at $ 29.990, and the option to install a high-capacity battery (60 kWh) is an additional $ 5,500, which gives us the final cost of the Nissan Leaf E-Plus – $ 35,400.
Since we are talking about the option, it can be assumed that the enhanced battery can be ordered for any modification of the electric car Nissan Leaf, including VISIA, ACENTA, N-CONNECTA and TEKNA.
According to insider’s info, the production of new batteries for the Nissan Leaf will start next January , you can order this option in the first quarter of 2019. In addition to increasing the capacity from 40 to 60 kWh, the new battery can receive other improvements, including a liquid cooling system (TMS, Temperature Management System), which will significantly speed up the charge rate from high-speed chargers up to 100 kW. This system slows down the loss of battery capacity over time, especially in countries with hot climate, as it does not allow it to overheat.
Let me recall that the electric car Nissan Leaf (2018) with 40 kWh battery has an official power reserve of 240 km (150 miles) in the US EPA cycle, 378 km (235 miles) in the European NEDC cycle, 400 km (250 miles) in Japanese Japan JC08 cycle and 270 km (168 miles) on the new WLTP world cycle. From the modification of the Nissan Leaf E-Plus (2019) with a 60 kWh battery, one expects at least a 1.5-fold increase in power reserve of 360 km (225 miles).
Elon Musk was originally planning to sell an electric Tesla Model 3 with two types of batteries – Standard Battery (50 kWh) and Long Range Battery (75 kWh) with a power reserve of 350 km (220 miles) and 500 km (310 miles), respectively. The appearance of the third option Mid Range Battery with a power reserve of 420 km (260 miles) and a battery of unknown capacity (most likely 60-65 kWh) was a kind of surprise.
P.S. Potential buyers of Tesla Model 3 in the United States should hurry up, as the amount of federal benefits will be halved starting from January 1, 2019, and it will be reduced fourfold from July 1, 2019.