- All TeslaModel 3 reservation holders in the United States and Canada can now configure and order their vehicles, a Tesla representative confirmed to Business Insider.
- For now, the Model 3 is only available with a long-range battery.
- The $US35,000 base model with a standard battery will be available in six to nine months for current reservation-holders, according to a Tesla representative.
- The options currently available to customers start between $US44,000 and $US64,000.
All Tesla Model 3 reservation holders in the United States and Canada can now configure and order their vehicles, a Tesla representative confirmed to Business Insider.
For now, the Model 3 is only available with a long-range battery. The $US35,000 base model with a standard battery will be available in six to nine months for current reservation-holders, according to a Tesla representative. But, according to a timeline given by CEO Elon Musk in May, the $US35,000 option could become available between September and December.
Customers who order their Model 3s now have three options: the rear-wheel-drive (which starts at $US44,000) and all-wheel-drive ($US48,000) versions with a long-range battery, and the performance version ($US64,000).
A Tesla representative said reservation-holders are being given delivery estimates of three to five months for the rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions with a long-range battery and two to four months for the performance version, though the timelines can vary based on when the reservation was placed and which configuration is chosen.
Tesla has received over 450,000 pre-orders for the Model 3 since it started taking reservations in March 2016. The company has struggled to ramp up production for the vehicle since it was launched in July, twice missing deadlines for its goal of producing 5,000 Model 3s per week.
During Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting on June 5, CEO Elon Musk said the company is on track to hit that goal by the end of June.
As of June 19, the company had made about 30,000 Model 3s this year, according to internal documents reviewed by Business Insider and confirmed by two Tesla employees. A person familiar with Model 3 production told Business Insider that Tesla had made around 6,000 Model 3s this month, as of June 19.
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