• long running

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus from $61,425 Delivered + On Road Costs (Was $64,425 + On Road Costs) @ Tesla

5623

Tesla have once again done us all proud by slashing the price of the Model 3’s.

Standard Range Plus $59,900 (was $62,900)
Long Range $73,400 (was $77,900)
Performance $84,900 (was $93,900)

Prices above exclude on-road costs (varying per state)
and Tesla’s mandatory $1375 delivery fee + $150 ordering fee.

The Tesla Corporate Program will waive a further $1375 on delivery fees.

This is a record-breaking year for Model 3 deliveries and Australia still have more ships coming from Shanghai.

Drive-Away Prices with State Discounts on the SR+:

VIC: $61,968
NSW (starting 1 Sep): $59,473

Related Stores

Tesla
Tesla

Comments

  • +66 votes

    Electric cars are only for people with garages right?

    No one charges their car from the street with a really long power cable?

    • +5 votes

      If you live in a metro/city area they often have charging stations in car parks etc.

      • +3 votes

        I see. So it's like refuelling. You don't do it at home.

        • +3 votes

          You can if you have a garage but you can survive without it.

          • +16 votes

            @SirFlibbled: Can survive maybe, but it's pretty impractical. It'd be a poor investment and waste a lot of your time.

            • +10 votes

              @xmail: It takes 5 seconds to plug in, and it’ll be done by the time you finish your sleep/dinner/shopping/whatever other activity that you were going to do anyway. How does that “waste a lot of your time”?

              • -34 votes

                @cynix: load of rubbish. Charging times are 13+ hrs. Good luck with a cable running from your house to the street to charge your car everyday. What nonsense.

                •  

                  @Andy99: You know that people don't tend to drain the battery flat in daily use, right? I find daily charge times are in the ball park of 2hrs on average.

            • +2 votes

              @xmail: Most people charge at home overnight while sleeping.

            • +28 votes

              @xmail: Had my model 3 for a bit more than a year now and have done >30000 kms. Didn’t have a garage, didn’t have charging at home at all. Survived :)
              Mostly charge at work, or during shopping at shopping centres.
              Used NRMA and Teslas own fast chargers if urgent.

              • +6 votes

                @kevmi: But you were inconvenienced a lot. Charging stations are not everywhere.

                • -36 votes

                  @alphaoasis: Charging stations still take "HOURS" to charge. What a time wasting activity when it only takes 3 mins to fill a full tank at the petrol station

              • +1 vote

                @kevmi: I wonder how much (in terms of dollars) it takes to charge once or the number of minutes or watts…

              • +6 votes

                @kevmi:

                Mostly charge at work

                This is equivalent to having a garage at home. I was referring to the situation of relying on charging at refueling stations or running an extension cable out into the street - completely impractical.

                •  

                  @xmail: You shouldn't be running cables onto the street. Use the fast chargers. Clearly you won't buy one. What do you name your horse?

        • +1 vote

          Only it takes a bit longer to fill it up.

        • +12 votes

          So it's like refuelling. You don't do it at home

          Except we wouldn't normally sit at the petrol station for an hour (or two, or three….).

          • +3 votes

            @bobbified: I think the good ol' gloryhole is due for a comeback.

            • +5 votes

              @Juiciness: but… three minutes isn't enough to charge the car! haha 😋

              •  

                @bobbified: Three minutes but enough for glory hole.

          • +12 votes

            @bobbified: I think people have to get used to changing their view on "refuelling" or charging.
            Right now we are all accustomed to having to visit a dedicated Petrol station to refuel.
            That's a stop to refuel that we all probably do whilst we are already out shopping, driving somewhere etc.

            The new norm will be charging whilst our cars are parked - whether that be at home in the garage, at the shops whilst we are shopping or at destinations we go to. This means it's more convenient (especially in metro areas) and people will likely top up charges rather than waiting until empty to fill 'er up. We do that now because it's a PITA to have to go to the servo every day to just top up.

            • +6 votes

              @Idiesel: Let’s just be honest. If you can’t charge at home or at work then full electric cars are not very practical for those people. $60k is still very expensive when I can buy a Camry for half that amount of money. Plus a Camry engine will last for 10-15 years of normal driving or around 250-300,000km. What is the battery life expectancy in a new Tesla in terms of Kilometres? The average car on Australian roads is 10 years old. That’s the average. How is a Tesla battery in 10 years of average use. How much longer will it last after 10 years? It’s no good saying charge at the shops, especially for someone like me who hardly goes to the shops. We do a big online shop once a month and once a week top up the fresh vegetables that takes 15 minutes. I don’t want to sit anywhere with my car outside the home waiting to charge. I’m still not sold on the electric car thing in terms of it being a better transport product. It is a bit better for the environment but not sure it stacks up yet in terms in amenity, value or use.

              •  

                @snooksy: You can't compare a model 3 to a camry.

                • +2 votes

                  @mitch01: why not ?

                •  

                  @mitch01: You answered it in your previous comment. A Camry is half the money. Two extremely different cars in different categories for different people. It's like comparing a Nokia 3310 and Galaxy S21. Nobody is putting these two side by side and tossing up between them. It's a ridiculous statement.

              • +1 vote

                @snooksy: Here is a guy who is getting >300k km per battery pack. And his tesla is still going after 1 million km:

                https://electrek.co/2019/11/30/tesla-model-s-1-million-km/

              • +2 votes

                @snooksy: How much fuel will you buy in that time? How much Tax might a ICE vehicle attract for road usage in the future? What are the servicing costs on a Camry vs a Tesla.

                Go borrow a Tesla for a week, you will be converted.

              •  

                @snooksy: At the end of the day it's a transport vehicle.
                It doesn't sound like it currently suits your lifestyle and that's fine.
                All I was saying is that people need to change their habits and ways of thinking when they get an electric car when it comes to “refuelling”.

                In the same way the max torque is always available and the acceleration is linear, you need to alter your driving habits

              •  

                @snooksy: Dude @snooksy, Props on comparing Tesla to a Camry. This post honestly should be shown to Musk on Twitter. I want to see his response.

          • +10 votes

            @bobbified: My Brother has a 3, twice we have had to charge while out (he doesn't have the ability to charge at home and normally does it at work or at the Gym) both times, the charger has been maybe 4 - 5km off of our route and we charged it for 15-20 minutes.

            both times we just went and used restrooms, grabbed a drink and went back to the car and it had added 30 - 40% to the battery which was sufficient to get us home.

            Whoops, I replied to the wrong person.

          • -9 votes

            @bobbified: Or five or six or 12 hours ….

      • -5 votes

        It's still a head ache to leave at a charging station 3hrs to charge.

        Think about taking up another person's time if you leave it over night.

        • +6 votes

          ROFL, no it doesn't take 3hrs to charge, more like 45min.

          • +2 votes

            @katsuya: It takes a very long time if you're charging at home though - if you're using the wall plug.

            • +11 votes

              @ATangk: That's why you top up regularly, like a smartphone. Requires a slight behavioural/perception change, don't view your car like an ICE vehicle but like an iPhone.

              •  

                @nomadspartan: Then we should go back to shanghai expo buses. They had charging poles at all the bus stops which automatically recharged the buses whenever stopped. Could implement the same for PT here, and maybe something for cars at car parks too. Like the tokyo vertical carparks would be perfect to align cars etc.

                • +12 votes

                  @ATangk: Haha do you know how long it would take to set that up in Australia?

                  5 years to plan, 3 years to get approval, 3 years to raise funding, then change in government project gets canceled, then 5 years to reignite plan, 4 years of public whining, then 12 trillion dollars to do as all tradies will require 50 dollars an hour to work evenings and weekends.

                  Let’s just put the possibility of advanced technology lining the streets of Australia at just below zero.

                  •  

                    @alienurbanite: This is why organisations like the Yakuza are good in Japan, CPC in China.

                  • +1 vote

                    @alienurbanite: Good luck getting a tradie to work for $50 mid week, let alone weekends.

            • -2 votes

              @ATangk: Takes over 24 hours on a standard wall socket to charging a TOSLA

              see https://pod-point.com/guides/vehicles/tesla/2021/model-3

              •  

                @Andy99: I know, but everyone uses their car differently so even if some say to 'top it up like wireless charging', it doesnt always work.

        •  

          3 hours?
          15-30mins unless it's really flat.

      •  

        car park at work has charging station, as does car park at my local shopping center …… i know tooronga village shopping center also has a tesla charging station …… if you live in an inner city terrace and park on the street, yeah extension lead across footpath overnight might not be for you…..not sure what the cost difference is for power from a charging station vs from home.

    • +32 votes

      There’s a guy in my street with a Model S and he charges in the street. He runs an extension cable from the front window of his terrace house and has one of those cable covers that you see at concerts to stop people tripping over it.

      • +36 votes

        It's only a matter of time before he gets sued by someone triping over it.

        • +15 votes

          Or worse, someone unplugs it.

          • +12 votes

            @unkown: Free power

          • +4 votes

            @unkown: You can only unplug the charger from the Tesla if the car is unlocked.

            • +3 votes

              @LyndonM QLD:

              You can only unplug the charger from the Tesla if the car is unlocked.

              Not if you have an axe.

        • +12 votes

          People could try but it won't go far when he has done everything reasonably possible to keep it safe using a device that is approved for what he is using it for.

          • +11 votes

            @spaceflight:

            using a device that is approved for what he is using it for.

            You'd have to check you local council for that, and I'd be willing to bet that most councils wouldn't just openly allow anyone to simply run electric cables on public land without special conditions applied.

      • +2 votes

        Cut a groove in the footpath?

        • +6 votes

          The council would love that!

      • +56 votes

        More interesting is how he can in a terrace house area get a parking spot outside his house everyday. Thats even more impressive than the power cord.

        • +44 votes

          He finally got that parking spot in front of his house 5 years ago and hasn't moved the car since.

          • +11 votes

            @Trojan: Nearing 100% charge by now surely

        • -7 votes

          That's how you know these stories are false. Don't the person gets the same spot in front of his house every day.

          More TOSLA fake news

        •  

          He doesn’t charge or park outside his house every day, I’d say he charges once a week, maybe less. Most people in the street know each other so he probably asks a neighbour to swap car spots when he needs to charge.

      •  

        I saw another person in a terrace run an extension cord from their upper balcony into a tree and then down to his Tesla.

        I wonder how he made the connection between the extension cord and Tesla cable waterproof?

        • +1 vote

          There are plenty of waterproof couplers available from any electrical supplier.

      • +1 vote

        I remember him from Burning man festival

      •  

        If its unmanned you have to have a permit.

        Of course, if he is outside monitoring the cable constantly then all is well.

      •  

        Hahaha stupid!

      •  

        Got a pic?

    • +8 votes

      Plugshare is a great tool to help you find places to charge your EV while you're shopping and out and about.

    • +1 vote

      I live in a apartment complex in the north shore of Sydney.

      Just wondering what's life like for anyone who lives in apartment units surrounding Sydney and rely on charging their EV/Tesla at public charging areas.

      • +1 vote

        Headache.
        I do not own a tesla.

      • +5 votes

        If you have a designated car space then you could request your strata for permission to install the charger (similar to powering laundry etc in a communal area with a designated power point it would be metered back to your unit). You would have to cap and lock the port I’d imagine.

      • +6 votes

        My brother lives in an apartment and recently got a used Model S 75D.

        He has travelled ~1000km so far without personally spending a $ (okay he did spend $5.61 at a supercharger just to see its charging speed).

        • Daily two-way commute of approx 40km/day
        • Charges while parked at his workplace (inside a shopping centre)
        • Charges it for free at shopping centres (check out Plugshare to see what's nearby for you) while he is shopping or he's in the car doing admin work/watching Netflix
        • He recently found out there's a nearby powerpoint at his apartment parking spot where he can now just plug it in when he wants to at night.
        • +36 votes

          He recently found out there's a nearby powerpoint at his apartment parking spot where he can now just plug it in when he wants to at night

          So now the body corporate is paying for his fuel. Nice neighbour.

          • +4 votes

            @RockyRaccoon: You're not wrong. I do hope corporate bodies do eventually pass on the costs to those who use more electricity in the long term.

          • -18 votes

            @RockyRaccoon: He’s doing it for the environment, so, body corporate should thank him instead. Moreover, install solar panels and battery for him to show appreciation.

            • +41 votes

              @AlexF: Yep nothing like charging an electric car from fossil fuel generated electricity and having your neighbors foot the bill.

              • +1 vote

                @stringbean402: Nice you inspired me to look into it :)
                Bonus of the low AUD .

              • -2 votes

                @stringbean402: Canny people always take opportunity to mooch off others.

            • -2 votes

              @AlexF: Isn't there a tree in a forest that needs hugging …

          •  

            @RockyRaccoon: Depends on the building, but if there's a concierge/building security that do sweeps of the garage they'll likely unplug it for that very reason (and possibly issue a breach notice). It is possible to get a special metering cable though, so the associated cost is paid by you.

            •  

              @treefidi: I also had thought that, but, as dsar says his brother hasnt spent any $$$

        • +2 votes

          Great inisght

          Its probably early, but next thing I am wondering is if your brother can continue to do that with convenience 5 years down the line when EVs become more popular.

          • +1 vote

            @mackdonaldzzz: When they become more popular, there will be more charge stations. Just like when petrol cars became more popular.

        •  

          I know someone with a similar Tesla. He has solar panels and batteries and said he worked out his first 100,000km cost him around $1200.

          •  

            @Geoff-bargain: Is that after the cost of the solar and batteries, or because he has solar and batteries.

      •  

        I'm in an 8 unit complex in Erskineville. Basement car park.

        The model X next to my spot(s) had a Tesla Wall Connection fitted in his parking bay. It was just under $2k.

        If ever I get a plug in EV I'll drop a 16 amp line straight down from my unit.

    • +2 votes

      My bro in law lives next to a shopping centre that gives him free charging… he doesn't have a charger in his unit….

      • +10 votes

        So now requirements for real estate are FTTP and next to free charger!

        • +10 votes

          And NFC and Band 28!

          Oh, wait…

        •  

          yes, if i was building a new house i would include charging station , developers should think of doing the same ,

      • +9 votes

        Nice to know that the rest of us are paying for his driving through higher grocery prices or through our council rates (our council provides “free” charging stations).

        I am all for electric vehicles, but given the prices of EVs, it is not low income families buying them, but they subsidise the more affluent owners getting the free charges.

        • +1 vote

          but they subsidise the more affluent owners getting the free charges…..this, hardly a surprise, is it?

          • +3 votes

            @AllWins: No, but it would nice if they tempered the virtue signalling.

            The only saving grace is the affluent buyers are paying an early adopters’ premium and hopefully they will help bring the price down to an affordable level - but that is years off.

            Meanwhile, other virtue signallers want to push petrol prices up now to encourage EV purchases and guess who that will hurt?

        • +1 vote

          Don't hate the player… hate the game…

        • +4 votes

          Not all EV owners are rich. If people look around they will be able to find a second hand one that can fit their budget.
          Some 2nd-hand Nissan LEAFs are now well below $20k.
          With new incentives EVs will now be more affordable than ever.
          Instead of complaining how "rich" people are getting subsidies, how about complaining that the Govt. is giving $2Billion free cash to their mates running the oil refineries? Most of that will go straight into REALLY rich peoples' pockets.

          To put that into perspective, a 3-hour charge at a shopping centre will probably put in 10kWh, at 20c/kWh that costs the shopping centre a whopping $2!
          Or if the shopping centre has a faster Level 2 7kW charger that will probably put in around 21kWh - or $4.20