Earlier today, Tesla China revealed the price of the Model 3 Standard Range Plus variant, which will be produced in Gigafactory 3. Starting with RMB 328,000 (~ $ 47,400), the locally produced vehicle is cheaper than RMB 49,000 (~ $ 7,000) than the US-made Model 3 SR +'s price, which was listed at 377,000 RMB (~ $ 54,500). The savings for the locally produced vehicle are significant, although Tesla noted that the expected delivery time for Gigafactory 3-produced electric sedan is 6-10 months.
While the price of the Made-in-China Model SR + still puts the vehicle in the same price range as competitors such as the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (the Chinese version is also sold at around RMB 330,000 or ~ $ 47,700- series), the Silicon Valley electric sedan has remarkable benefits in that customers would save on license fees and fees. Teslas Gigafactory 3-produced Model 3 is rated at 460 km (285 miles) per. Charging under NEDC standards. It will probably be the company's bang-for-your-buck vehicle for the Chinese market.
Immediately after pre-ordering, Tesla enthusiasts in China noted that its official website was significantly slower. It didn't take long before Tesla's official Weibo account released an update that apologized for the slowdown on its official site. According to the electric car manufacturer, the first order for Made-in-China Model 3 was completed within 3 minutes of the opening of reservations, and several orders followed shortly afterwards.
"The first order (was) completed within 3 minutes of the opening of the reservation. Due to the extremely high demand of the Chinese model 3 on the Tesla's official website, the traffic is too large; be patient. stores, "Tesla wrote.
Finally, Tesla & # 39; s Chinese website seems to be overwhelmed with traffic and showed 404 errors for users attempting to access the site. Tesla enthusiast @arcandrally who attempted to access the model 3 configurator in China, observed that Tesla.cn began redirecting online traffic to experience stores as a temporary solution.
While a number of Chinese social media users expressed their disappointment at the higher-than-expected starting price of the Gigafactory 3-produced Model 3, vehicle launch was nevertheless met with widespread support from Tesla and the electric car community. Overall, it seems that the large amount of traffic that drowned Tesla China's site shows, but only a hint of interest around the vehicle from the country's car purchase.
In the middle of Tesla's push in China with Locally made Model 3 is Gigafactory 3, whose factory shell is now everything but complete. After the construction of the factory shell, the plant is set to undergo soil curing in June. These will be followed by pipeline communication, equipment stationing, equipment procedures and pilot production runs that could start as early as September without unexpected problems.