To lighten the stomach, Tesla has also introduced leasing. US customers can choose between 10,000, 12,000 and 15,000 miles per year depending on their budget and driving style. Interestingly, Tesla said that leasing customers will not be able to buy their vehicles back at the end of the term because "with full autonomy in the future, we will use these vehicles through an over-air software update" The Tesla Equestrian Network ", Tesla wrote.
Tesla is not just trying to keep customers from buying the $ 35k model 3, but wants to make the upgrade as easy as possible, with the software limited to a distance of 220 miles, and music streaming, navigation and heated seats will be disabled by the software, so if customers change their mind, they can always upgrade to a $ 39,500 Standard Plus model by paying the difference and getting a wireless software update.
The popularity of the Standard Plus compared to the standard We have decided to simplify our production processes in order to optimize the costs, Kom minimize complexity and streamline processes. Therefore, Model 3 Standard is now a software limited version of Standard Plus. We pick it up from the online order menu, which means customers need to call us or visit one of the hundreds of Tesla stores. The delivery of Model 3 Standard starts this weekend.
Tesla Model 3 for long-distance rear-wheel drive from Tesla will also be unavailable online. "We're making these changes to make sure that our online ordering process is geared exclusively to the three variants of Model 3," he said.
CEO Elon Musk said Tesla was going to "die" 3 version too early by selling the cheapest model. The company appeared to be achieving this through a number of cost-cutting measures, including the closure of shops and the dismissal of employees. However, the shutdown of the stores was slow and prices were rising instead. Many customers said the delivery of Model $ 35,000 was late and Tesla had been trying to raise prices for more expensive options.
Tesla seems to feel confident about his self-drive plans, as the leasing comments show, but many other automakers are less optimistic. Ford boss Jim Hackett yesterday said, "We overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles," because "the problem is so complex."