Elon Musk announces the Model 3, which he promised would be an affordable $35,000 to start with. This didn’t include the mandatory destination charge, but fans were excited nonetheless. After all, there are very few cars like the Tesla that you can buy for that price.
Finally, the Model 3 was available to buy! Only, there was a catch… Only the Long Range battery and Premium Interior options were available to the market. This meant that the once promised $35,000 price was actually $50,000.
After a long wait, Tesla announces that their Model 3 would finally be available at the promised price of $35,000. It was a stripped out version of the car, with a standard interior and features. With the destination charge, you could get your hands on one for $36,200.
Tesla change their minds and pull the Model 3 Standard Range from their online ordering system. They explain it’s now a special-order-only which you could get at physical Tesla stores. They then raised the price in May 2019 to $36,600.
Recently, the price of the Model 3 Standard Range has dropped back down to the $36,200 with destination charge… We have no idea how long for, though…