Tesla Model 3: This Is It
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Here we are. After years of hype and rumors, Tesla has revealed the entry-level Tesla Model 3: the sleek, high-performance electric sedan for the masses. Or so Elon Musk hopes. [/b]No Slow Cars The slowest base model will go from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds, with Musk saying that “we don’t make slow cars.” The minimum electric range of the lineup will be “at least” 215 miles, but is expected to do much better than that. More expensive options are promised to exceed this range. All Model 3 trims will come stock with available autopilot safety features. Musk...
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Tesla Still Hasn't Told Us Everything About The Model 3 Yet
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Elon Musk sat down for an interview during Wednesday night’s Code Conference to chat about how life is just a simulation, the Apple car, and the government of Mars. Maybe he’s an alien himself. But he also hinted about what’s in store for Tesla later this year. Elon Musk’s interview was pretty wild. Only one man can generate half of a dozen headlines from a single stage interview. But, considering his hands in Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity, the Hyperloop and so much other stuff, he must have a lot to talk about. Here’s a snippet from Recode: Talking about Tesla, Musk hinted at what the...
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Sit Back, Because It May Be A Long Time Before Tesla Can Fulfill Model 3 Orders
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In one day, Tesla Motors crushed the numbers for total electric vehicles sold in the U.S. during 2015 with a single model the Tesla Model 3. Half of the orders came before anyone had even seen it. But now the real wait begins, and it looks as if it may be three to four years before prospective owners receive their car. The Model 3 received 232,000 reservations in the first 24 hours, according to a tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday evening. Musk warned of the Model 3 wait time “growing rapidly” hours earlier via Twitter, and even mentioned that the company would definitely need to...
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What It's Actually Like To Ride In The Tesla Model 3
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The Tesla Model 3, Elon Musk’s electric “everyman” car, has landed in Southern California. With any luck, it should be shipping out to its first new owners by the end of 2017. Well before that, we got to spend a few sweet seconds in the passenger seat, and here’s what it felt like. In the interest of full disclosure: I took a three-minute ride around a lollipop-shaped “road course” that was about as dark as the set of Blade Runner. My experience in the car was, to put it simply, limited, but I made the most of it. Some of you rode along with me via livestream, but here’s a bit...
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2017 Tesla Model 3: Production confirmed to begin in July
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Tesla confirms 5,000 Model 3s a week will be built by the end of the year, with 10,000 a week in 2018. Here's the latest news. The Tesla Model 3 is one of the most anticipated new cars of 2017, and it’s a potential game-changer for the California based electric car company – it’s the firm’s cheapest offering yet, and also its first attempt at creating a mass production EV with true mainstream appeal. The Model 3 is a compact saloon sitting underneath the Model S in Tesla’s range, and comes with a BMW 330e baiting price tag. £35,000 is the magic number, and Tesla plans for first...
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Tesla Model 3: Passenger/Cargo Room
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The Model 3 is a five-seater, but it won’t be quite as comfortable a ride for the rear passengers as the Model S or Model X. Few sedans are. Nevertheless, at the unveiling, Tesla promised the small sedan will have the most interior volume in its class. This accomplishment is made possible by car’s lack of an engine, as well as the placement of its battery pack beneath the floor. This allows Tesla to move the front seats closer to the nose of the car and adds leg room in the back.

Added roominess is just another in a long list of features that are unique to Tesla EVs. Another one of those features is the so-called “frunk,” which opens additional cargo storage underneath the hood of the car, where an engine would otherwise be. In the back, Tesla adds a conventional trunk, which despite being relatively spacious for its class, could present difficulties in loading bulkier cargo. The Model 3’s radical rear windshield design means that the trunk must open by sliding up rather than popping open. Early reviews speculated that this could be a source of frustration for some owners.

Tesla Model 3: Charging
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A 240-volt Tesla home charging station costs $750, not including installation. We expect the Model 3 to use an on-board 10 kW charger, like its sibling vehicles. This means owners can add 30 or more miles of range for every hour of charging at home. With its sizable battery pack providing more than 200 miles of driving range—and the average commuter traveling about 40 miles per day—most drivers will find they have plenty of energy reserves on a daily basis.

In terms of longer distance highway trips, Tesla offers its current vehicle owners free access to around 400 Supercharger sites in the United States. These high-speed fast-chargers are capable of bringing a Model S battery pack to 80 percent of capacity in about 40 minutes. This opens up new possibilities for interstate travel for many EV drivers.

The main charging question for future Model 3 owners is whether access to the network will be standard for the vehicle or a cost option. If the car becomes as popular as Tesla hopes it would likely place an added strain on the existing network and eventually necessitate a further build-out of the network. Some buyers may not see a need for Supercharger access and might be willing to forgo it to save a few thousand dollars off the starting price. Though Musk claimed free supercharger access for Tesla third-generation vehicle in an interview two years ago, it may make sense to go back on that pledge

Tesla Model 3: Safety
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Independent testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the Tesla Model S a 5-star safety rating, not just overall, but in every subcategory without exception. Elon Musk has promised to repeat this feat with the Model 3 and given Tesla’s track record with the S and X, it doesn’t make sense to doubt him on this account. Approximately one percent of all cars tested by the federal government achieve 5 stars across the board.

Most items on the expansive list of safety features for Tesla’s current offerings will likely be available in the Model 3 as well, though it remains to be seen which will be standard. Tesla says that the Model 3 will come outfitted with with all of the sensors and wiring needed for it to operate in a manner similar to a fully autonomous vehicle. That doesn’t mean that the feature will be available in 2017. Most likely, it will be an aftermarket upgrade that will emerge once the technology has improved and regulators and insurers figure out how to handle one of the most important technological leaps in transportation history.

Tesla Model 3 : Performance
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Tesla Model 3 Wiki

The base-level Tesla Model 3 will come standard with a rear-mounted single motor capable of launching the car from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in about six seconds. A high-performance dual-motor AWD configuration will also be offered, though Tesla has offered little in the way of performance stats for the car. Journalists who were offered the opportunity to ride in the car reported a high-performance feel that would be familiar to anyone who has been in a Tesla.

Only the dual-motor version of the Model 3 was used for the test rides, but it’s unlikely that the base model will disappoint. The car’s smaller size, low center of gravity and the inherent torque advantage (from electric propulsion)—combined with Tesla’s determination to beat the performance numbers of its gas-fueled competitors—all but guarantee that the Model 3 will be one of the fastest, most engaging drives in its class.

2017 Tesla Model 3: Style
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Tesla said the pre-production version of the Model 3, revealed in March 2016, will be very similar to the final version due in late 2017. The relatively small sedan is not simply a downsized version of the Model S. If anything, the Model 3’s design language is more aggressive: the curves are more dramatic and the angles are sharper.

These departures are particularly noticeable from the front, where the headlights and wheel wells jut out and a grille-less front fascia abruptly falls off the hood. It’s as if a designer sliced off the front tip of a clay model and no one noticed the error. (Musk has since tweeted that this area of the design is still a work in progress.)

The Model 3 also departs from its older sibling above the cabin, where curved glass extends from the windshield all the way to the trunk, interrupted only by a single roof support pillar. (Tesla first deployed this feature in the Model X SUV.) Inside the cabin, the expansive glass adds a panoramic sense of space that makes the roomy small sedan seem bigger than it is.

Perhaps the most radical design decision for the Model 3 though is its dashboard and console configuration, which takes minimalism to a new level among mass-market consumer vehicles. The pre-production Model 3 has no instrument cluster and no climate control knobs. You won’t even find visible air vents.

All controls and instrument gauges are located on the car’s large touchscreen—and this has led to speculation that Tesla plans to deploy a standard heads-up display that will allow the driver to view speed, range and other crucial information directly on the windshield. In a series of missives, Musk explained that the sparseness of the cabin will make more sense after “part 2” of the unveiling, promising that the final interior will “feel like a spaceship.”

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Tesla Model 3 70D Specs and Range
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The Tesla Model 3 70D will have between 250 and 315 miles of range based on the projected weight of the vehicle and estimated aerodynamic drag coefficient.

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