Mid-Range Model 3 Disappears From Tesla’s Configurator

Just a few days after unveiling the Model Y crossover, it looks like Tesla has dropped one variant of the Model 3 from its family of models.

A quick look over at the official online configurator for the Model 3 reveals that the entry-level electric sedan is no longer available with the ‘Mid-Range’ battery pack.

Tesla introduced the Model 3 ‘Mid-Range’ in October 2018. The vehicle had a quoted range of 260 miles (418 km) and a starting price of $45,000 before incentives and estimated gas savings. The electric car manufacturer introduced the ‘Mid-Range’ to appease to customers waiting for the long-promised $35,000 Model 3. With the entry-level model now on the market and available for delivery, Tesla probably felt there was no reason to continue building the ‘Mid-Range.’ Either that, or it wasn’t that popular with customers.

As such, the rear-wheel drive Model 3 can now be ordered in Standard Range, Standard Range Plus, and Long Range configurations. Those looking for a Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive Model 3 can opt between the Long Range and Performance models.

Perhaps it’s not coincidental that the Model Y won’t be offered in ‘Mid-Range’ guise. At the SUV’s premiere on Thursday evening, Tesla announced that its compact crossover will be sold in Standard Range, Long Range, Dual Motor AWD, and Performance variants, with prices to start at $39,000 and top out at $60,000. However, if you tick the most boxes you can on the options list, the Model Y Performance can be specced out to $74,500.

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  • scjeff

    Std Range Plus was only 20 miles different from mid-range so it makes sense they got ride of one. Wouldn’t surprise me if those 20 miles get added to the Std Range Plus at some time in the future. Probably during a slow week when Tesla needs to get their name in the news. That’s not a knock on Tesla, they don’t spend any money on advertising but are constantly in the news (good and bad) getting free name recognition.

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