Two simple options will be offered to all those in line waiting to buy a Tesla Model 3: what color and what size wheels.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk told investors this news on Tuesday, though he confirmed that this would only be for “initial production.” Unlike what it did with Model S and X, Tesla will release the simplest versions of the Model 3 first, before eventually offering more options.
Rear-wheel drive will be the only option at first, so those who put down a deposit for a Model 3 but want all-wheel drive will have to wait, though they will be first in line once the dual-motor version of the car is released. It was recently revealed that the Model 3 will offer about 100 combinations in total once all the options are added, compared to the 1,5000 configurations you can get with the Model S.
Musk says that by next month, buyers will not only be able to configure their cars but Tesla will begin delivering Model 3s to owners.
Pricing for the Model 3 will start at $35,000, while the most expensive versions should be in the $50,000 to $60,000 range. Musk is confident that the Model 3 will have fewer bugs and issues as Tesla’s previous vehicles have when they launched.