How come the Tesla Model 3 costs $49,000 instead of the $35,000 they were originally advertised at?

My Answer: Because they advertised the base model, not the average purchase model. Every manufacturer does this. The difference here is that Tesla does not appear to have ever had the intention of actually producing the base model at all. Or if they did, it will be far into the production life of the car and not in its first year.