Crazy demand to lease the Tesla Model 3

A leasing company reported that the Model 3 was more popular than both the Jaguar I-Pace and the Audi e-Tron

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Seems like everyone is desperately trying to get your hands on Tesla Model 3s. And why wouldn’t you be – they are rather nice, after all.

They are so nice, in fact, Leasing.com tells us that in May, it had more enquiries for the Model 3 over the course of one week than it did for “premium rivals” like the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-Tron over the entire month.

The only electric vehicle that received more interest last month was the Toyota RAV4. One place back in the website’s league table is the Hyundai Ioniq, then the Toyota C-HR. The I-Pace is back in 5th, while the e-Tron is down in 7th. Of the non-electric/hybrid stuff, it’s the Mercedes A-Class that’s the most popular, with Mercedes being generally the most popular manufacturer.

Since it was announced back in May, The UK Model 3 line-up has changed a bit. Initially, Tesla said you’d be able to get a rear-wheel drive ‘Standard Range Plus’ for £38,900, an all-wheel drive ‘Long Range’ model for £47,900 (as tested here) or the ‘Performance’ for £56,900. But now, just a little over a month later, Tesla has canned the Long Range car and slashed the price of the Performance to £48,590. Safe to say that this probably annoyed a few people.