One of the biggest names in electric automation, Tesla, has been consistently putting out great electric vehicles for the last few years. Earlier this year, Tesla hiked prices for all of its models across the board. Model X received the biggest hike, with an increase of $6,000 pricing it at $120,990. Despite the hike in prices, if you’re looking to make the switch to clean energy, Tesla is a good place to start. With its range of EVs across different price segments, you will find something that fits your budget. So, which is the cheapest Tesla model you can buy in 2022? Read more to find out.
Tesla Model 3: The cheapest Tesla you can buy in 2022
The Tesla Model 3 electric sedan is the most affordable EV you can buy from Tesla. Currently, the entry-level Model 3 RWD variant is available at $46,990. The AWD ‘Performance’ variant is priced at $62,990. Accessories like snow chains, roof racks, console trays, and all-weather interior liners cost extra. The ‘Long Range’ trim for Model 3 will be made available next year.
Tesla Model 3 offers a driving range of 358 mi (576 km) and can go from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds. The Performance variant of Model 3 comes with ‘All Wheel Drive’ and features a dual electric motor powering the sedan. The two independent motors, unlike traditional AWD setups, digitally control torque to the front and rear wheels for better handling and traction control.
Inside, the Model 3 gets a giant 15-inch central touchscreen display that lets you access all the controls of the car. The glass roof covers the front and the back of the vehicle. With connected car tech, you can even use your smartphone to unlock the car.
Tesla offers a basic car warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first) on the Model 3. Additionally, you also get a battery and drive unit warranty of 8 years or 120,000 miles (whichever comes first). There’s an 11.5 kW (48A) charger on board, and you can also supercharge your Model 3 with a 250 kW supercharger.
While the Model 3 is the cheapest Tesla you can buy in 2022, the Model Y is similarly priced as well. The entry-level ‘Long Range’ variant of Model Y is priced at $65,990, which is only slightly more expensive than the Performance variant of Model 3. Being a seven-seater, you can also opt-in for a third seating row on the Model Y at an additional cost of $3,000.
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