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Finally, Tesla has officially launched the standard Model 3 starting at $35,000 and announced that the company would shift all sales online. Elon Musk stated that this shorter range model will cost $35,000 before any savings from tax incentives. “The interior will be slightly better than was originally promised. From the beginning, this has been the goal. It’s an incredible car, and at $35,000 there are still some pretty significant consumer tax credits that can be had,” said Musk on a conference call. Read more for another video and additional information.
This standard model has a range of 220-miles, top speed of 130 mph, and does 0-60 mph in 5.6-seconds. “You can now buy a Tesla in North America via your phone in about 1 minute, and that capability will soon be extended worldwide,” said the company. That’s not all, customers will soon be allowed to try out the car before buying by offering full refunds if a car is returned within seven days or 1,000 miles.