Sullins, citing website Model3Tracker.info, is estimating that the median-priced Model 3 in the US will cost $50,775. It seems that prospective buyers are selecting a battery pack that will increase the sedan's single-charge range to about 300 miles from the base-level 215 miles. Americans are also big on the autonomous-driving features that can be added to the car. Mullins posted his results on his website, the not-so-subtly titled Teslanomics.
As for the price tags, Americans pretty much fall in the middle of the pack when it comes to global customers. Median-priced Model 3s in the UK will run about $49,800, while the Swedes and Norwegians will typically spend between $52,000 and $53,000 for their new electric rigs.
Either way, if Sullins' estimates are correct, new Model 3s will generally cost their new owners substantially more than Chevrolet Bolt EVs, which have been a point of comparison because of the two models' base price and single-charge range. The MSRP on the Bolt, which debuted late last year, is $37,495 before federal and state tax credits kick in. And some of those Bolts have been discounted as some West Coast dealers look to move some of those EVs off their lots.