01 Aug '17, 11am

via @greentechmedia

A decade ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk envisioned building an electric car that would be both thrilling to drive and affordable. Does the Model 3 car that Musk handed off to the first 30 customers last Friday meet that description? Almost. But Tesla still has more work to do to improve affordability. The basic version of Tesla’s Model 3 car starts off at $35,000 (before incentives), which is the average transaction price for a car in the U.S. today. But the Model 3 can quickly run up into the $50,000 range if a customer adds on a few of the extra features. The fully loaded version will cost $57,000. If a customer wants a paint color for the Model 3 that isn’t black, that’s an extra $1,000. A version with a longer battery range adds on an extra $9,000. Autopilot technology (Tesla’s self-driving car tech) will cost an extra $5,000 to $8,000, depending the level of sophistication....

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