Currently, Tesla has officially launched Model 3 in China, and the first model Model 3 Performance begins to flow into the country, but now the company opens orders for the cheaper version of Model 3 on the market.
Last month, Tesla started taking orders for Model 3 in China, but only for the more expensive all-wheel-drive versions of the Performance and Long Range, the cost of which starts at $83 000, which is significantly higher than in the US, which produces an electric car.
In a new press release from Tesla China now announces that they are opening orders for the less expensive rear-wheel drive version of the Model 3 Long-Range.
Now you can place an order for Model 3 RWD Long Range online Configurator, and electric cars will arrive in the country by March. The price of such version will be approximately $64 400, whereas in the USA this version is from $51 000.
China is an important market for every automaker, but the current trade tensions have made it a difficult market for foreign automakers with production facilities in the country. But Tesla was the first foreign companies which will build their own Tesla factory in China, which is the most important step of the company to enter into the world’s biggest market for electric vehicles.
During a conference call with analysts earlier this week, CEO Elon Musk explained why they need the plant outside the United States, and it is primarily to reduce the price of the car at the largest electric market in China.
CEO Elon Musk has said that despite the high prices of Model 3 the demand in the country remains high.