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Old 04-12-2019, 03:21 PM   #1077 (permalink)
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Tesla Model 3 standard range can't be ordered anymore, except on special request in Tesla shops (!) and the ones that have already been ordered now will get electric seats, a Standard Plus battery and a software locked 10% range limit.
Tesla says Standard Plus reservations outnumbered the Standard reservations by 6 to 1 so it wasn't worthwhile to keep the Standard on.

AutoPilot is no longer an option but mandatory; so from now on all Teslas have AutoPilot (which is not the FSD package). The price for the Standard Plus went up by $2,500, which is less than the $3,000 AutoPilot option used to cost.

Europe and China can order the Standard Plus now; €47,800 in its cheapest incarnation (but including AutoPilot) in Holland - this makes it very attractive for company lease contracts, which are almost tax free for EVs up to €50,000... so I expect a big run on them.
Delivery date not yet indicated in Europe, but Chinese customers get them by June.

Tesla now offers the 3 with lease contracts but won't sell them at the end of the lease; then they will become part of an autonomous Uber-like taxi network. This way Tesla, as the owner of the car, keeps the incentive.
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