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According to Inverse (This article and its images were originally posted on Inverse October 29, 2018 at 10:57AM.)
The Tesla Model 3 got a price cut this week, and not everyone is happy. The company now offers the performance edition with a free upgrades package that includes a 10 mph higher top speed and other boosts, a pack that previously cost $5,000. After backlash from early adopters, CEO Elon Musk announced a plan to reimburse consumers.
The company started deliveries of the performance edition in August, with prices starting at $64,000 plus $5,000 for optional extras. On Friday, the company stopped charging the $5,000 and made the extras standard. Electrek derided the change as it “arguably devalues the [existing cars] for thousands of early buyers who had been long-time reservation holders.” Musk responded asking whether existing buyers receive free lifetime access to the network of 120-kilowatt “superchargers,” something current buyers don’t get. After it transpired that not all early adopters received this extra, Musk stated that it would offer compensation to those owners:
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