Tesla Model 3: Affordability Won’t Sustain, Here’s Why
The word affordability should not be taken for granted, especially if it comes from Tesla Motors. This is partly the reason why you must not delay pre-ordering the Model 3 as the so-called affordable EV car is going to get a little more expansive in 2017.
Tesla revealed earlier this month that any orders for the Model 3 that takes place in 2017 onwards will not be given free access to the vast Supercharger network. To enjoy the Supercharger service, consumers will have to purchase the add-on for an additional fee.
Things are not expected to get cheaper for the Model 3 and the diminishing perks for 2017 pre-orders are nothing more than the start of a long price increment chain. We have seen Tesla raising the price of the Model S and Model X before and we can expect the same fate for the Model 3.
It is an obvious outcome especially since Tesla identifies themselves as a luxury carmaker for the EV market. The fact that the EV market is still lacking big volume models means that the pricing of affordable cars are not really set.