Two years after its international launch, the Tesla Model 3 can now be ordered in Ireland, with first deliveries beginning in July. The Tesla Model 3 is an entry-level electric vehicle (EV), and it has a starting cost of €48,900 for the rear-wheel-drive model. The four-wheel drive model will bump that price up to €60,700. Both models can be ordered through Tesla’s online portal. First deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 will begin in July, with priority going to whoever ordered first, and it also depends on which model you purchased. The company has not confirmed which model will be getting priority.
Since the launch of the Model 3, the company has struggled to keep shareholders happy following waning interest in the company’s EVs. In addition to the Model 3 (the only Tesla EV to sell in Ireland), the company also sells the Model S, Model X, Model Y, and the more premium Roadster (launching in 2020). The defining feature that Teslas have is the company’s self-driving support, which can navigate and drive on motorways for you, though that costs an extra €5,400 if you want it. That price is expected to rise as more features are added. It does come with autopilot though, which enables your car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically for other vehicles and pedestrians within its lane.
In order to help the company cut costs, the company is moving towards an online-based global sales movement. Tesla will likely start to shut down a lot of their existing brick and mortar stores in the near future. Because that means no more test drives, the company has committed to allowing you to return your newly bought Tesla for a full refund within 7 days or 1,000 miles. EVs are an important first step to reducing our carbon footprint, though it’s unclear whether or not our existing infrastructure would be able to support widespread adoption of them.