Tesla’s once-affordable $35,000 Model 3 could now cost you $78,000
The new Model 3 was announced by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter. He compared the price tag to that of the BMW M3, however the German car has a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of about $66,500, Bloomberg noted.
Cost of all options, wheels, paint, etc is included (apart from Autopilot). Cost is $78k. About same as BMW M3, but 15% quicker & with better handling. Will beat anything in its class on the track.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 20 мая 2018 г.
The initial price for Model 3 was $35,000, when deliveries started in July. However, customers wanted a better battery, which pushed its price to $44,000.
“The idea that it’s supposed to be a car for everyone is kind of laughable. Anyone who wanted a base model may have to wait years out,” Ivan Drury, senior manager of industry analysis at Edmunds.com, told Bloomberg.
Tesla has recently faced production problems, which have caused a sell-off in its stock. The company burned through more than $1 billion of cash in the first three months of the year and may need $10 billion in additional capital by 2020 to survive, Goldman Sachs wrote last week.
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