Submitted by MarlonBrown on Fri, 2016-04-08 07:50
The now mediocre C300 is $39K base price.
The ridiculous Bolt is $37K.
The BMW 328i with AWD (which arguably the Model 3 traction control could probably be similar to) is approximately $38K base.
Yes at $38k we would see half the reservations we now have. But that $3k increase can give better profit margins to Tesla. In addition as I demonstrated price is competitive. I did not even mention the operational costs with fuel and maintenance, which are very high in the combustion vehicles category. Tesla could charge $38k for the base model 3 and offer even better warranty in order to attract more customers.