Tesla will officially start taking orders for all Model 3 reservation holders in the next few days and if you’ve been waiting to get either of the Dual Motor or Performance versions, you’ll be happy to hear that the price has dropped a bit.
Originally the Tesla Model 3 Performance was supposed to cost $78,000 before any incentives, but now Tesla has dropped the base price to $64,000. If you add the Performance Upgrades package and the Autopilot with Full Self Driving option, the final price is $72,000 for the Model 3 Performance – $6k cheaper than originally planned.
The Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor is also $1,000 cheaper now with a starting price at $52,000.
Many buyers are still waiting for the base Tesla Model 3 with its $35,000 price tag. Tesla hasn’t officially announced when it will arrive, but it’s expected to arrive by the end of 2018. That means that many of the Model 3 reservation holders that have been holding out for the base Model 3 will likely miss out on the full $7,500 federal tax credit. Starting in January 2019, it’s expected that Tesla vehicles will only be eligible for a $3,750 federal tax credit, since Tesla will pass the 200,000 EV sales mark next month.