The first wave of Model 3s feature the long-range battery, which adds $9,000 to the base price for 310 miles of range. The standard battery on the base model, which Tesla said will come this fall, will have a 220-mile range.
Along with the long-range battery, there is a list of features that can bump up the touted $35,000 sticker price. Any color other than black costs an additional $1,000, and 19-inch sport wheels come at $1,500.
Enhanced Autopilot — Tesla's semi-autonomous driving system — will cost $5,000. Full self-driving capability, which requires enhanced Autopilot, is another $3,000.
Do all these upcharges mean the Chevy Bolt, which Consumer Reports proved in their range test, set a record for electric range after going 250 miles on battery power, is a better buy for tech-savvy buyers? Let's take a look at the cars side by side.
Here are few other stories you may want to read with more in depth coverage on the subject. This one discusses Tesla Model 3 vs Chevy Bolt vs Nissan LEAF: their advantages and weaknesses. This one is a detailed comparison of Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3 by TorqueNews senior reporter John Goreham. And this one is written a year ago by Allan Honeyman discussing how serious is the competition between Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3, their similarities and differences from a perspective from 2016.
By the way, new numbers show Tesla Model S barely beats Chevy Bolt in the United States electric vehicle sales for August 2017.