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Tesla Removes Model 3 Standard Range Plus From Website, Adds Rear Wheel Drive Model

Tesla just carried out a major overhaul of its website and, among the myriad of changes done to the configurator, some models didn’t make the cut. For example, if you wanted to configure one of the most popular choices so far, the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR+) right now, you’d be out of luck.

That’s because the Model 3 SR+ is no longer available on the website. Chances are, you’re not going to be able to buy it at all, as it was seemingly pulled from sales, and replaced by a different option: the Tesla Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive.

Most likely, the two are basically the same. The Standard Range+ model was a single-motor, rear-wheel drive model, but now, for some reason, Tesla decided to change the way it names its cars. Nevertheless, the choice is still there but under a different name. Furthermore, you can still go for the dual-motor setups, with the Model 3 Long Range and Model 3 Performance still being on offer.

Tesla Model 3

The changes done to the website come after the EPA released the new figures for the Tesla line-up. The Model 3 RWD has a slightly higher EPA rating than the old SR+, with an increase of about 10 miles of range. However, you do lose some performance and it’s quite a lot, with the new Tesla Model 3 RWD acceleration time being 5.8 seconds, instead of the 5.3 seconds the old version had.

For now, these three models remain the only ones available for Model 3 customers but things could change in the future. Pricing for the Model 3 RWD starts at $45,190, including the destination charge. If you want the all-wheel drive, dual motor versions, you’ll have to pay at least $51,190 for the Long Range version and $59,190 for the Performance alternative.

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