Tesla Model 3 Configurator Goes Live… for Lucky Few

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

It appears Tesla is going to start delivering Model 3 units to preorder customers.

Some users on Reddit have posted that they have received an email allowing them to design their Model 3, and have shared screenshots of the online configurator. Perhaps most surprising to some is that the first production models say “delivery in 4 weeks,” suggesting Tesla is working out its production issues and will begin handing over the keys to preorder customers next month.

There are literally no surprises with the online configurator, if you have been following news of the Tesla Model 3. The first production units will all come equipped with the long range battery option as well as premium upgrades, bringing the total to $48,000 including the $1,000 deposit – but not including any destination fees. Those wanting the base $35,000 vehicle will have to wait until early 2018, while the dual motor all-wheel-drive option is coming in spring 2018.

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Those at the front of the line appear to be current Tesla owners living in the state of California, just like the American automaker promised. For the initial production, customers get to choose their color, wheels, and whether they want Enhanced Autopilot and full self-driving capability.

[Source: Reddit]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Raymond Ramrez Raymond Ramrez on Nov 23, 2017

    So, just as Tesla did before, and GM also did before, the first EV customers will be in California. When the two Volt generations and the new Bolt EV began selling only in California, there were many complaints against GM about the limited distribution. Why isn't there any against Tesla for the Model 3? Because the complainers against GM are Tesla fanboys who will NEVER badmouth their idolized EV, or true GM fans who wanted their EVs and now don't care about the Model 3 at all because they have the Chevy Bolt EV. I bet the latter is the main reason now.