The Tesla Model 3 Will Officially Cost $35,000 Before Incentives

first_img Behold the World’s Most Adventure-Ready Electric Motorcycle The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording Editors’ Recommendations Lotus Unleashes an Absurd, 2,000-Horsepower All-Electric Hypercar Rumored a year ago, echoed at The Automotive World Congress, and now, finally, from the electric vehicle automaker itself, Tesla has announced that its entry-level Model 3 will retail for $35,000.On to some math:A $7,500 federal tax credit will be layered on top of the sticker price (for all buyers who at least meet a $7,500 tax liability) before state subsidies like a $2,500 credit from California, Tennessee, and Massachusetts, or a smile-inducing $6,000 from Colorado are factored in. Some states, like Georgia, refuse to offer any additional incentives, but it won’t surprise anyone that Georgian residents don’t put in many EV orders.That means Colorado residents who can collect all available credits will be able to own a Model 3 for just $21,500. For those who can only cash in on the federal government’s incentives, the Model 3 will cost $27,500.Compared to other EVs on the market, the Model 3 will be priced smack-dab in the middle of the range. Here are the following pure-EV prices, after incentives: Volkswagen’s Golf EV: $21,495, Nissan’s Leaf: $21,510, Ford’s Focus Electric: $21,670, Fiat’s 500e: $24,800, Kia’s Soul EV: $26,200, Ford’s Fusion Energi: $29,893, and BMW’s i3: $34,900.For greater perspective, the average transaction price for a new car in the U.S. is $33,800.Best of all for Tesla fans is that the Model 3 will boast a range of 200 miles or more on a single charge and Tesla’s Supercharger network is now in full swing, so rapid charging on the go won’t be nearly as much of a chore as it was when the Model S first came out.Beyond its price, information about the Model 3 is limited, but we do know it will be about 20 percent smaller than the Model S and should be styled similar to its sibling. The new vehicle’s unveiling should take place in a few weeks time. Wasp Turns Your Boring Drone Into a Flamethrowing Assault Copter The Bulletproof, Million-Dollar Ramsmobile SUV Has an Optional Hookahlast_img read more

UN rights team to inquire into human rights violations in Togo

Ms. Arbour has appointed human rights expert Doudou Diene to head the mission, which is expected to arrive in Togo on 13 June and stay there for two weeks, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said today. His team will comprise human rights officers and a forensic expert to assess the issues arising from the conduct of the elections, verify reports of alleged violations and compile information on the perpetrators. The team will hold discussions with Government officials and representatives of civil society, as well as with those who allege that their rights have been violated and with their witnesses, including refugees in neighbouring Ghana and Benin, OHCHR said. Shortly after returning to Geneva, the team will report its findings and recommendations to the High Commissioner.Meanwhile, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that the number of refugees fleeing to Benin from Togo continues to rise, with the latest wave describing abductions, disappearances and security force crackdowns in the areas where voters are suspected of having favoured the opposition in the elections. Benin is hosting 21,641 refugees, bringing the total in Benin and Ghana to 36,809, compared to 35,743 last Friday, UNHCR said. The number in Ghana has remained at 15,168 for the last two weeks, it adds.Most refugees are living with friends and families and UNHCR said it has been trucking plastic sheeting and other-non-food items for a further 2,500 people and delivered another 2,000 mosquito nets. Some 8,000 refugees are in the Come and Agame/Lokossa camps, the agency says. read more