Australian Tesla Prices Drop, however there is still a long way to go.
This week has been a busy week for Tesla. It has also been a fun time for those in the EV community who follow Tesla closely.
A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog talking about “Out of Balance”, in this blog I talked about how I had caught up with a friend who had limited knowledge of the benefits and differences between Internal Combustion Engine(ICE) and Electric Vehicles(EV). We spoke about the vehicles and I gave a balanced view of the EV’s including Tesla’s.
Planted a seed
What I hadn’t realized is that I had planted a seed that had grown over the last couple of weeks. This week I received a surprise that has made me smile. I received a call from my friend Andrew the Optometrist, he said to me “I did something a little crazy this week. “I bought a Model 3.”
To say I was super excited for him and his family is an understatement. I am passionate about Tesla and the EV community and another person to join the fold is just great news. To have someone who you know and have helped to see the electric vehicle in a different light just makes me warm to the soul.
He was very excited about the purchase. He and his family had, since we spoke, looked around at both ICE Vehicles and Electric Vehicles. The decided to take the Model 3 for a Test drive. He said that was the clincher. His wife and kids were sold, and they all fell in love with the Model 3.
Of course, as anybody in the EV community knows, the Test drive cannot be explained it has to be experienced.
Andrew the optometrist referral link – https://ts.la/andrew53106
They ordered the Black Standard Range Model 3 not long after the Test drive. He explained they liked the black because they have had black cars for years and liked the look. His kids were super excited and they love the idea of putting their bags in the frunk.
It was an incredible feeling to know before this he had not considered an electric vehicle as being an option and after our conversation, he seriously considered it.
Of course, that is not where the week ended.
Rumours had started to float around over the last couple of weeks that a refresh of the Model 3 was upon us. Images of the cars missing chrome trim and a new console had started to surface thanks to Whole Mars Blog, however there had been no official word from Tesla.
Well on Friday afternoon Australian time we understood why they had not said anything. Unannounced, the Tesla website changed.
What a dramatic change it was, not only did it introduce the new console, but it also changed prices in some impressive ways.
Elon announced earlier in the week that the cost of the Model S would be reduced to USD $69420. These numbers seem random but trust me if you have been a tesla fanboy for a while, they make perfect sense.
Any way it was in response to Lucid air releasing their price for the latest vehicle.
This again was a surprise and many people jumped onto this price as it was a good many thousands of dollars savings.
But Elon and tesla were not done there. On Friday afternoon, Australian time, we understood why they had not said anything about the Model 3 changes, Australian Tesla prices drop. Unannounced, the Tesla website changed.
What a dramatic change it was, not only did it introduce the new console that had been rumored it also changed prices in some impressive ways.
On entering the Website, you are presented with the new look Tesla Model 3 Performance with the Uber Turbine Wheels.
Once you then go to the Order page for the Model 3 there are differences across the whole product line.
The Standard Range Aero wheels have been updated which gives the Model 3 a new and sportier look. Included with this refresh is the power trunk, increased range and of course the decrease in price of almost $8000 dollars depending on which state you order from in Australia. With the change to the price the standard range no longer incurs the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) that Australia imposes on imported luxury Vehicles.
The long-range again has a new set of Wheels with an update to the 19” sport wheels. They are very similar to the original Wheels however they have a subtle change that whether functional or not may be polarizing. The changes again included the Power trunk, Increased range, and the price difference of $6000, again depending on the state in Australia. LCT will be incurred.
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Performance Model 3
The performance Model 3 introduced the Uber turbine wheels when the model 3 was first introduced to the world it is wonderful to see them back again and introduced to customers. As with the standard range and Long-range Model 3 the performance also includes the power trunk, increased range and a spectacular drop in price of almost $20000 depending again which state you are buying from in Australia.
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Once again Tesla has not disappointed. The new changes to the Model 3 line up were not just restricted to Australia. The range increase is particularly interesting and possibly indicates that the introduction of a heat pump may have occurred for the Model 3 as it did for the Model Y.
It has been and continues to be a wonderful and exciting experience following Tesla as they continue to lead the EV market with innovation, passion, and a mission that inspires many.
Andrew the Optometrist
When I heard the news of the price drop I instantly messaged Andrew the optometrist. His response made me smile” Woooooooooo Hooooooooo”
It turns out he had ordered at the right time. He and his family saved over $8000 dollars in one night thanks to Tesla. The Model 3 they are to get will be better than it was when they ordered.
Australian Tesla Prices Drop and I am glad to help bring electric vehicle knowledge into more people’s lives. It is truly special when that information is used to make informed decisions. I hope Andrew and his family find great joy in the purchase.