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Each week, a random winner from the referral programme will be selected to race an electric semi truck around the Tesla test track.

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Want to send your photo to space? Tesla’s new referral programme rewards owners by sending an image of their choice “etched in glass” to deep space, the media reported.

According to a Daily Mail report, Tesla customers who encourage their friends and family to purchase Model S, Model X, Model 3 and solar products using their referral code are set to receive rewards.

The rewards involves Tesla laser-etching any photo of the owner’s choice that would be sent into deep space.

The photos will be sent as part of the “Launch Your Photo into Deep Space Orbit” reward on SpaceX rockets.

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Owners wanting to send their photos to space will need to upload the desired snap onto the Tesla mobile app before December, the report said.

“Tesla owners can refer someone to buy their car and get any image they want laser etched in glass and sent to deep space for millions of years,” Elon Musk tweeted late on Friday.

Tesla owners who have four qualifying referrals would get priority access to vehicle software updates and those with more than one car will have priority access to software updates.

If owners have two referrals they get a matte black Wall Connector with an etch of Musk’s signature.

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SpaceX’s BFR launch vehicle is seen in this handout image provided. VOA

Users with three referrals can have a Model S or Model X for one week, or if they don’t want to use the reward, they can give it to a friend, the Daily Mail reported.

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Each week, a random winner from the referral programme will be selected to race an electric semi truck around the Tesla test track.

Those with five referrals will get a VIP invitation, with a plus one, to a future car unveiling event. (IANS)

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Tesla Unveils New “Model 3” With ‘mid-range’ Battery Pack

Tesla is also now making the white interior available with all configurations and it is changing the name to "black and white interior"

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Tesla launches new 'Model 3' with mid-range battery. Pixabay

Electric car maker Tesla has announced a version of “Model 3” with a new ‘mid-range’ battery pack for $45,000 before incentives.

The new version, which was never announced, is coming as a surprise and it changes the whole pricing structure of “Model 3”, Electrek reported on Thursday.

“Costs $35k after federal and state tax rebates in California, but true cost of ownership is closer to $31k after gas savings,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter.

While many reservation holders are waiting for the base version of the “Model 3” with a standard battery starting at $35,000, Tesla is coming out of nowhere with this unannounced new option.

“Model 3” has been available for over a year now with the ‘Long-Range’ battery pack version for 310 miles of range.

Without any option, the vehicle started at $49,000 — significantly more than the $35,000 base price promised by Tesla, but the company always promised that a base version was coming soon.

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Tesla CEO, Elon Musk. (Wikimedia Commons)

Instead of that version, Tesla is now launching a ‘mid-range’ battery with 260 miles of range for $45,000, according to an update to the Model 3’s online design studio.

With the launch of the new battery pack option, Tesla is making several changes to the Model 3’s price and option structure.

The main change is that the rear-wheel-drive option is now only available with the new mid-range pack and now the Long-Range pack only comes with a dual motor all-wheel-drive powertrain.

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“Tesla rear wheel drive cars do actually work well on snow & ice. We did our traction testing on an ice lake! Dual motor AWD is great, but not required for cold weather. Just don’t use sport/summer tires,” Musk wrote in an another tweet.

The price of the dual motor all-wheel-drive powertrain has been changed again. It’s now back to $5,000 — resulting in a new base price for the Long Range “Model 3” of $54,000.

Tesla is also now making the white interior available with all configurations and it is changing the name to “black and white interior”. (IANS)