Tesla says Model 3 will have fewer than 100 configurations to Model S’ more than 1,500

As part of Tesla’s continuous effort to anti-sell the Model 3 and emphasize that the Model S is a more high-end option, the company released a comprehensive comparison chart.

Through the chart, the automaker confirmed that Model 3 will have fewer than 100 configurations to Model S’ more than 1,500 possible configurations.

CEO Elon Musk had already confirmed that Model 3 will feature much fewer options than its bigger alternative, the Model S, but Tesla is now putting a number on it.

With a few battery pack options, dual motor, paint options, and interior finishes, the number of possible combinations can go up quickly.

Tesla has already been streamlining the options on the Model S over the past year, but it adds up quick nonetheless. It currently offers 3 battery pack options (75, 90 and 100 kWh), rear-wheel-drive or dual motor, 7 paint colors, 6 different interiors, 4 different type of wheels, two roof options, and more.

The company sent the following chart through its retail channel today in order to inform customers about the basic differences between the Model S and Model 3:

It means that Mode 3 will likely be limited to two battery pack options, fewer colors, interior and roof option.

Tesla said that the base version will have a pack option smaller than 60 kWh and that an higher-end option would be available. We previously reported that Tesla was testing a Model 3 mule with a 70 kWh battery pack and dual motors (Model 3 70D) – though it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will make it to production.

One more option should be available to early reservation holders as Musk promised ‘something cool’ since the unveiling for people who reserved on the first day:

The chart also confirms that the Model 3’s access to the Supercharger network will be limited to pay-per-use model while Tesla shifted the Model S and Model X back to the free model – though not without some changes.

We should know more soon as Tesla plans to start production in July for employees and they will need to start configuration soon in order to plan for production.

Earlier this month, they gave an update on the Model 3 production plan to reiterate a start in July and ramp to 5,000 units per week by the end of the year.


This article and images was originally posted on [Electrek] May 22, 2017 at 08:56AM



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