You no longer need to pay extra for upgraded features while buying a Tesla Model 3 Performance.
Previously, one had to shell out an additional $5,000 for an upgrade package which included 20-inch wheels with sportier tires, better brakes, lower suspension, and a higher top speed – now, these features would be available to buyers at the base price itself (which starts at $64,000 for the Model 3 Performance) .
A statement from Tesla suggests that it periodically tweaks available options and packages to try to ensure the ‘smoothest ride’ for customers. The electric car maker claims to “simplify our product offering and deliver the best possible driving experience to customers."
For the existing owners of Model 3 Performance cars who might feel they missed out on the upgrade perk, CEO Elon Musk tweeted that early buyers still got access to Tesla's Supercharging stations for free – something the the new purchases wouldn’t. Musk also offered to refund the $5,000 upgrade price to carowners, but only if they agreed to give up the free Supercharging option.
Tesla seems to be moving briskly in its attempts to boost demand and expand market share. Tesla’s latest ‘free’ upgrade package offer on Model 3 Performance comes just a week after the company announced that its launching a new less expensive version of Model 3, which will have a starting price of $45,000, lower that the previously cheapest Model 3. The company also expects to become profitable n third and fourth quarters in 2018.