Tesla is incentivising the purchase of certain in-stock vehicles that are ready to be delivered now as we near the end of the financial year.
Australian customers who order and take delivery of a new Model 3 Performance or Model Y Performance in Tesla inventory between June 15 and June 30 are eligible for three months of free Supercharging.
The Tesla Model 3 Performance currently costs $89,100 before on-roads, and the Model Y Performance costs $97,100 before on-roads.
It’s worth noting that exterior paint and interior colour choices are limited in Tesla’s inventory of in-stock vehicles.
This offer of three months’ free Supercharging only applies to in-stock Model 3 Performance and Model Y Performance variants, and not entry-level RWD and dual-motor Long Range models.
Tesla says the three months of free Supercharging for in-stock Model 3 Performance and Model Y Performance vehicles can’t be applied retroactively to existing orders and also can’t be transferred to another account or vehicle.
It’s unclear how many examples of the Model 3 Performance and Model Y Performance Tesla has in stock locally that are ready to be delivered before the end of the month.
As previously reported, Tesla is working on an update to the Model 3 that’s known internally as Project Highland. An update to the closely related Model Y SUV, codenamed Project Juniper, is expected to follow shortly after.
At this stage it’s unclear when the updated Model 3 will hit production. Although Tesla boss Elon Musk was recently in China, the updated mid-sized sedan wasn’t revealed.
A recent photo shared on Reddit shows the Model 3 will get a new headlight design, as well as a new front bumper and what appears to be – at long last – an instrument cluster.
Not A Tesla App reports the Model 3 will feature a single camera in the centre of its front bumper plus two new cameras, one on each side of the vehicle.
These will reportedly be five-megapixel cameras with an anti-glare coating, superior to the 1.2-megapixel units in the current car. The updated model will also reportedly upgrade from the Hardware 3 supercomputer to Hardware 4.
No ultrasonic sensors will be available as the company pushes its Tesla Vision system, which relies not on radar or sensors but rather a camera, while Tesla will also reportedly simplify the Model 3’s interior further.
Tesla has previously said it wouldn’t go down the path of traditional ‘facelifts’ like legacy carmakers, but it looks like it’s changing its tune to help keep its vehicles feeling fresh.