Tesla’s Busy Week: Price Drops, New Model 3 Launch, and More

In a whirlwind week of developments, Tesla, the pioneering electric vehicle manufacturer, has made significant changes to its product lineup and pricing structure. These changes, impacting the Model S, Model X, Full Self-Driving (FSD) package, and the much-anticipated Model 3, have sent waves through the automotive industry.

Model S and Model X Price Drop

One of the most prominent updates is the price drop for Tesla’s Model S and Model X vehicles in the United States. Notably, all color options for these models are now available free of charge. This includes the once-premium Ultra Red color, which previously carried a $3,000 price tag but is now included in the base price.

Furthermore, Tesla has discontinued the Standard Range variants of the Model S and Model X in the United States and reduced prices by up to 19%. As a result, the Model X now qualifies for the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit.

Here’s the new lineup and pricing:

FSD Price Drop

Tesla has also made changes to its Full Self-Driving (FSD) package, reducing its price in the United States from $15,000 to $12,000. This move aims to make advanced autonomous driving technology more accessible to Tesla owners.

New Model 3 Launch

Perhaps the most eagerly awaited news is the official launch of the new Model 3, codenamed “Project Highland.” This becomes available for order on September 1, is now accessible in numerous markets around the world, excluding the United States.

The features of the new Model 3 are nothing short of impressive:

Tesla is also working on a new Performance Model 3, indicating even more exciting developments in the pipeline.

In China, the starting price for the new Model 3 is 259,900 yuan ($35,791). A performance version of the Model 3 is also in the works and will be available at a later date.

New Model 3 Interior
New Model 3 Rear Touchscreen
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