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Tesla just updated the price of its Model 3 SR+ lowering it to $37,990 (-$2k) in the US. Prices elsewhere remain untouched, at least for now.
Model S/Model X LR and Performance versions' price has also been lowered to $74,990 and $79,990 respectively (-$5k), but they no longer come with free Supercharging.
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From issue #113
In an effort to bump end-of-the-year sales, Tesla is offering one year of free Supercharging with Model Y and Model 3 purchases. To qualify for it, the purchase needs to be between Dec. 12th and Dec. 31st, and Standard Range Plus (SR+) variant is not included. Hope they make it to the 500,000 vehicles sold in 2020! If you are shopping for a new Tesla and we have been useful to you, please use our referral code http://ts.la/ignacio9266From issue #142
Per conversation on Twitter, it seems like Tesla is trying to sell higher price versions first in order to avoid negative margins.
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If you are a Tesla owner or a future owner in New Mexico, this is great news! Tesla partnered with a Native American tribe, Nambé Pueblo, and was able to build on their land – which is not subject to state law.From issue #181
Tesla has had a bunch of complaints lately about Service and Delivery in Norway. Tesla’s strained distribution and service centers have meant long lines and complaints to authorities. Tesla’s reaction has been to share that “they are building new service centers in many locations, dedicated trucks for fast services, etc., which increases the value proposition for Tesla’s customers in Norway.”
Read more: Clean TechnicaFrom issue #19
The 2013 Model S just got named the ultimate car of the year beating all the other cars of the year that the publication has picked since 1949 when they first introduced the prize. MotorTrend wrote “No vehicle we’ve awarded, be it Car of the Year, Import Car of the Year, SUV of the Year, or Truck of the Year, can equal the impact, performance, and engineering excellence that is our Ultimate Car of the Year winner, the 2013 Tesla Model S".
Read more: TeslaratiFrom issue #68
Tesla is moving its lease experience to the Tesla Account. According to an email Tesla sent to owners, the change will be happening early in 2021 and it will also include new management options such as extending or transferring the lease, purchasing your car, selling to non-Tesla dealers, reporting a total loss and requesting an early lease termination.From issue #142
Tesla announced last week that they were moving all their sales online. This week they announced a change of plans and will be closing only half of the stores that they first intended. As a result of keeping significantly more stores open, Tesla will need to raise vehicle prices by about 3% on average worldwide except for SR Model 3 that will keep the $35k price tag. The price increase is going out on Monday, March 18th, so if you were thinking about buying a Tesla and want to take advantage of the lower prices go ahead and order before Monday!
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I believe we’ve shared this in the past, but since is one of these obscure things that you only know if someone tells you, here it is again. If you own a Model 3 SR you can upgrade it to SR+ by paying $2,000. To do that you need to create a service request, select software, and say in the description that you would like to upgrade. In a couple of days, Tesla will reach out to you and finalize the transaction.From issue #160
The Model 3 has already surpassed the Audi A4 in sales.
U.S. Sales, 2018 Q1
- Audi A4 (includes S4): 7,906
- BMW 3-series (sedan, wagon, GT, M3): 13,651
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class (sedan, coupe, convertible, AMG Cxx): 13,350
- Tesla Model 3: 8,180
If Tesla achieves their production goal for Q2 they would be at the top of the list.
Read more: RedditFrom issue #2