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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue May 31, 2016 8:40 am

redLEAF wrote:While we all wait ... someone built their own online Model 3 configurator; nicely done!

Just has potential exterior colors and 2 types of wheels but a great start

http://www.model3config.com/

Leaning towards the titanium metallic myself

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They've added an interior color option palette as well ... just one the many combos (same site as before) ... not bad for an 'unoffcial' site

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:10 pm

See http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=20321&p=462109#p462109 for links to articles talking about the announcement that Model 3's, as many of us expected, wouldn't have free access to SCs.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:58 am

Tesla now offers a less expensive Model S. A 60 kWh version that employs a 75kWh pack which can be SW upgraded for $8500 at a later date. I think this is a good move. Probably lots of Model 3 line-waiters (and others) who want a new Tesla now but won't pay the $70k+ price. Those in line for a Model 3 but don't think they'll get the $7500 tax credit might jump for this as well.
This 60 is less than the original by $4k.

CNBC story here:
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/09/tesla-is-bringing-back-the-lower-priced-model-s.html

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:34 pm

sparky wrote:Tesla now offers a less expensive Model S. A 60 kWh version that employs a 75kWh pack which can be SW upgraded for $8500 at a later date. I think this is a good move. Probably lots of Model 3 line-waiters (and others) who want a new Tesla now but won't pay the $70k+ price. Those in line for a Model 3 but don't think they'll get the $7500 tax credit might jump for this as well.
This 60 is less than the original by $4k.

CNBC story here:
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/09/tesla-is-bringing-back-the-lower-priced-model-s.html

Note that it's an $8,500 option for the 75kWh version at purchase, $9k upgrade after purchase (same way the SC capability upgrade originally worked).
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:26 pm

sparky wrote:Tesla now offers a less expensive Model S. A 60 kWh version that employs a 75kWh pack which can be SW upgraded for $8500 at a later date. I think this is a good move. Probably lots of Model 3 line-waiters (and others) who want a new Tesla now but won't pay the $70k+ price. Those in line for a Model 3 but don't think they'll get the $7500 tax credit might jump for this as well.
This 60 is less than the original by $4k.

CNBC story here:
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/09/tesla-is-bringing-back-the-lower-priced-model-s.html

No, It's $1,400 less than the original price of the 60 kWh: https://www.teslamotors.com/blog/2013-m ... e-increase.

However, the 60 kWh back then didn't include Supercharger access. I believe it was $2000 to add it at order time and $2500 to enable it later.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:46 pm

sparky wrote:Tesla now offers a less expensive Model S. A 60 kWh version that employs a 75kWh pack which can be SW upgraded for $8500 at a later date. I think this is a good move. Probably lots of Model 3 line-waiters (and others) who want a new Tesla now but won't pay the $70k+ price. Those in line for a Model 3 but don't think they'll get the $7500 tax credit might jump for this as well.
This 60 is less than the original by $4k.

CNBC story here:
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/09/tesla-is-bringing-back-the-lower-priced-model-s.html
Much as you suggest here, there is some speculation over at TMC that this move was because of the long line of Model 3 reservations: the idea is to bring back a more affordable S to give some of those people a chance to make the move to a Tesla now and, once they own one, Tesla likely has a repeat customer in the future.

Something that shouldn't be overlooked is that the new S60 should have faster Supercharging times than the old S60, similar to the S75, and it can be charged to "100%" routinely. [The fastest charging speed I've seen on my old S60 was 274 miles/hour when the battery was warm and below 5%, which is on the slow side by Tesla standards and, of course, the taper starts earlier on my older 60 kWh battery than it will on the new 75kWh battery limited to 60.] The battery also ought to last a bit longer since some of the eventual degradation will be reduced or hidden.

The new S60 should have a good trade-in value for Tesla since they can unlock the cars and turn them into S75 and S75D models for resale as CPO (Certified Pre-Owned).

Given this new development, I'd expect current CPO (used) S60 prices to drop by quite a bit in the next few months. In recent weeks Tesla had a big push to sell its inventory of CPO S60s at rather high prices (some high $40k but most in the $50k range). Now I know why!
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:14 pm

sparky wrote:Tesla now offers a less expensive Model S. A 60 kWh version that employs a 75kWh pack which can be SW upgraded for $8500 at a later date. I think this is a good move. Probably lots of Model 3 line-waiters (and others) who want a new Tesla now but won't pay the $70k+ price. Those in line for a Model 3 but don't think they'll get the $7500 tax credit might jump for this as well.
This 60 is less than the original by $4k.

CNBC story here:
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/09/tesla-is-bringing-back-the-lower-priced-model-s.html


15 Kwh for $8500? and people complain about LEAF battery pricing?
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:38 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
sparky wrote:Tesla now offers a less expensive Model S. A 60 kWh version that employs a 75kWh pack which can be SW upgraded for $8500 at a later date. I think this is a good move. Probably lots of Model 3 line-waiters (and others) who want a new Tesla now but won't pay the $70k+ price. Those in line for a Model 3 but don't think they'll get the $7500 tax credit might jump for this as well.
This 60 is less than the original by $4k.

CNBC story here:
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/09/tesla-is-bringing-back-the-lower-priced-model-s.html


15 Kwh for $8500? and people complain about LEAF battery pricing?

Good point. Gotta love the double standard. ;)

Before the Model S began shipping, there were originally 3 available battery capacities: 40, 60 and 85 kWh. Each step up in battery capacity was $10K. Those prices are listed in the table at https://www.teslamotors.com/blog/2013-m ... e-increase.

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Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:32 pm

Tesla Model 3 will have larger cells than the current Tesla vehicles and it will have about half the number of cells as the current Model S/X. <link>
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:12 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
sparky wrote:Tesla now offers a less expensive Model S. A 60 kWh version that employs a 75kWh pack which can be SW upgraded for $8500 at a later date. I think this is a good move. Probably lots of Model 3 line-waiters (and others) who want a new Tesla now but won't pay the $70k+ price. Those in line for a Model 3 but don't think they'll get the $7500 tax credit might jump for this as well.
This 60 is less than the original by $4k.

CNBC story here:
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/09/tesla-is-bringing-back-the-lower-priced-model-s.html


15 Kwh for $8500? and people complain about LEAF battery pricing?
Yes, but Tesla batteries last twice as long. ;-)

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