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2021 Tesla Model 3 pricing and specs detailed: Best-selling electric car becomes significantly more affordable - again

The Model 3 Long Range has become $13,000 cheaper in the past six months.

Tesla Australia has continued to significantly lower the pricing of its most affordable all-electric vehicle, the Model 3 mid-size sedan.

The Model 3’s entry-level Standard Range Plus variant is now $4000 cheaper, at $62,900 plus on-road costs, while the mid-range Long Range and flagship Performance versions have become have had $5200 and $1300 trimmed, at $78,001 and $93,601 respectively.

This round of price decreases follows last October, when the Standard Range Plus, Long Range and Performance were given $7000, $7800 and $6500 reductions. Therefore, in the past six months, they’ve shrunk in cost by $11,000, $13,000 and $7800 respectively.

For reference, the single-motor Standard Range Plus completes the zero-to-100km/h sprint in 5.6 seconds, while its NEDC driving range is 508km.

The dual-motor Long Range and Performance reach triple digits in 4.4s and 3.3s and travel 657km and 628km between charges respectively.

As reported, Tesla gave the Model 3 an update last October, with it ushering in the tweaked versions of Standard Range Plus’ 18-inch Aero and Long Range’s 19-inch Sport alloy wheels, while the Performance introduced new 20-inch Uberturbine items.

The Model 3’s side repeaters, brightwork and doorhandles also became Satin Black instead of chrome, while the bootlid had power operation added.

Inside, the Model 3’s gained metal steering wheel scroll wheels, Graphite seat controls, magnetic sunvisors, Satin Black scuff plates and Matte Black trim (replacing Piano Black).

The centre console was redesigned, with it introducing two wireless smartphone chargers and a tweaked front compartment with a sliding lid.

Two extra USB-C ports were also added for quick device charging, while an additional USB-A outlet in the glovebox entered the fold to be used with storage devices for Sentry Mode and dash-cam footage.

2021 Tesla Model 3 pricing before on-road costs

Standard Range Plusautomatic$62,900 (-$4000)
Long Range automatic$78,001 (-$5200)
Performanceautomatic$93,601 (-$1300)