When Tesla announced the Model 3, many users quickly went to the Tesla website to reserve the first "affordable" model from the American manufacturer. Although the different production problems that the manufacturer is having are complicating the delivery of this model, Elon Musk's company you have just added a new payment method among the available options.
If we want to reserve a Tesla Model 3, we must access their website and pay $ 1.000 as a deposit. For a few hours, we can not only make the reservation with our usual credit card, but also we can make use of Apple Pay. This option will only appear when we use Safari to access the website, either through a Mac, iPhone or iPad.
So far, the only payment options that the Tesla website offered us to make the $ 1.000 deposit was through PayPal (a company that was founded precisely by the CEO of Tesla) and through a credit card. This new implementation not only will facilitate the way in which we can reserve our Tesla Model 3, but it will also be an important source of income for Apple, thanks to the commission that is taken from each transaction.
The deposit is refundable, perhaps because Tesla Model 3 production lags well behind and the current waiting time is fixed between 12 and 18 months, especially when it comes to special configurations, which carry certain extras. The relationship between both companies has been one of love-hate in recent years, where each company has been capturing the talent of the other, to try to develop its own autonomous driving system, where in theory Tesla has been much more traveled than the Cupertino-based company.