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Elon Musk announced an all-new $45,000 variant of the Model 3 in a tweet this week, a version that will offer a range of 260 miles.

The Model 3 sedan now being offered by Tesla can travel about 260 miles between charges and costs $45,000, some $4,000 below the starting price of the sedan that the company began selling previous year, excluding options and incentives. Tesla has said that it would not manufacture the base-level version of the Model 3 this year. This auto is still a long way off from the vehicle that the world was promised, but it shows progress, and given the generally rabid enthusiasm of Tesla fans, that's hopefully enough for now. The estimated delivery time for the Mid Range is six to 10 weeks.

While Tesla is making the Model 3 more accessible to some buyers, the starting price for sedans with the long-range battery is rising to $54,000.

Now the self-driving capability option, which costs between $3,000 and $5,000, has been removed from their online design studios, but the company's $5,000 Enhanced Autopilot package is now officially available to order.

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So far, Tesla has rolled out two versions of the Model 3: the long-range battery and the Performance version.

This price excludes a $7,500 federal tax credit that will be available through December 31. It's likely that some Model 3 customers who pre-ordered the $35,000 Model 3 in early 2016 won't benefit from any tax credit as a result. Despite production issues that have slow deliveries, there are plenty of Model 3s already on the road although none were sold at that promised $35,000 price point. With the federal tax credit that price drops down to $37,500.

Before the reservation holders of the Model 3 with a standard battery pack even get their vehicle, Tesla has added a fourth battery pack option, changing the prices of the whole Model 3 portfolio. A mid-range version of Model 3 for only $4,000 less can appeal to a wider audience while Tesla prepares to bring to market the cheapest version of the vehicle.

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