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Tesla starts selling $35,000 Model 3, shifts sales exclusively online

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Tesla today began selling the standard Model 3 at a base price of $35,000 in the U.S. and Canada — a model with 220 miles of range, a top speed of 130 miles per hour (mph), and a 0-60mph acceleration of 5.6 seconds.

An enhanced version of the Model 3 — the Model 3 Standard Range Plus — starts at $37,000 and offers 240 miles of range, a top speed of 140mph, and 0-60mph acceleration of 5.3 seconds, in addition to “most” premium features like a tinted glass roof and heated side mirror.

The move, it says, played a critical role in driving down vehicle prices — 6 percent lower on average.

But he expects that Tesla will hire additional service technicians to meet sales demand.

“You can now buy a Tesla in North America via your phone in about one minute, and that capability will soon be extended worldwide,” Tesla wrote in a blog post.

“Over the next few months, we will be winding down many of our stores, with a small number of stores in high-traffic locations remaining as galleries, showcases and Tesla information centers.”

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