Tesla stops offering online sales of cheapest Model 3
Tesla announced changes to its vehicle lineup and pricing, including ending online sales of the U.S. bottom-of-the-range $35,000 Model 3.
All Tesla vehicles now come with the Autopilot driver-assistance feature as standard and the Model 3 with Standard Plus battery range used now costs $39,500 with Autopilot included.
And a standard Model 3 costing $35,000 just became harder for customers to actually order. Deliveries of that version of the vehicle, which was the big promise of the Model 3 when it was first unveiled in March 2016, are just beginning this weekend. Now Tesla’s taking that model off the online menu and says it is only making the vehicle available as an off-the-menu option at stores. If a customer wants to buy the "low-end" Model 3, they will now have to call the company or visit a store.