I placed my MYLR order on July 16, and the price was $52,990 before options and fees. It’s now $54,990. I don’t recall another increase between the time I ordered and now, but I could be mistaken.I believe it's just 1K for the LR?
I am retired - and bored - so I drive for Lyft to break up the day. When men get in my Model Y, they immediately have questions. (The ladies not so much.) Easily the most asked question I get is: "How far can I go?"My primary concern with an EV is the ability to drive 100 miles (on 100% charge) from home and then back again with out having to worry if I'll make it home. This is with driving normal highway speeds of 65-75 mph.
Haha, we are up in the SoCal mountains, not far from ski areas 1.5 hours east of Los Angeles, and we have no garage, so cold is a real concern for our EVs. Tesla makes it easy, though; you can pre-warm the battery pack from the app. Also, both charging and pre-warming (both battery and cabin) can be timed to complete shortly before driving. When the car gets covered in snow and ice, it works wonders to pre-warm the cabin for a while, as the frozen stuff will then easily slide off. That's without having to enter the cabin to start an engine, and without having to breathe fumes from a cold engine that has to run rich.Thermal battery loss - can't elaborate on that - SoCal. I know it is a thing but nothing of a concern for a California owner, understandably.
The car charges the 12V battery whenever it is on, and also from time to time while the car is "off" and parked. In our experience with Teslas, we've never had to worry about keeping the 12V battery charged.Regarding battery charging, I have a perhaps a dumb question: when charging is the 12v battery also charged?
Or must the car be moving? There must be a DC-DC converter somewhere in the car to eliminate the need for an alternator...yes?
Of course, it's now $42k, but the standard features on a base Model 3 are much more than you'd get with "stripper" ICE cars!In comparison, the least expensive Tesla model you can buy today is $40k with no options.