From Electrec article:
Update: Tesla has removed the option to select the Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive after we posted this article.
It’s surprising since Musk hinted that the price would be closer to $45,000 and it’s only $2,000 cheaper than the Model Y Long Range Dual Motor.
P.s. I also would expect it priced 45900 rather then 48000, as 1900 difference from AWD too small to encourage downgrade. Quite probably 48k was a price BEFORE 3k drop on AWD.
I'm guessing final price will be $45,990 or $46,990. $2k cheaper doesn't make sense.
In Elon's own words from the earnings call "Our cars are not affordable enough."