Tesla Model 3

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Specs:

Standard Model 3 Range – 350kms
Long Range Model 3 Range – 500kms
Acceleration Standard – 0 to 100kph 5.6 secs
Acceleration Long Range – 0 to 100kph 5.1 secs
Top Speed – Standard 209kph – Long Range 225kph
Seats – 5 adults
Front cargo space & rear hatch (400L)
Flat folding rear seat
Landscape 15inch touchscreen
Autopilot/Autonomous Hardware
Supercharging Ability
Highest Safety Rating All Categories

Pure Electric
Twin Charger – approx 5 hours
Supercharge Rate – Standard 209kms in 30mins
Supercharge Rate – Long Range 273kms in 30mins
Battery Pack – 60kWh (plus other options)
Drivetrain – single speed
Rear Wheel Drive

Standard Price Starts at USD $35,000
Long Range Price Starts at USD $44,000

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In Brief

The Tesla Model 3 may have the same impact on the automotive industry (some say it already has) as the Ford Model T had on the horse drawn industry. Not the first ‘affordable’ EV as GM introduced the GM Bolt in December 2016 at a similar price but the first to capture the imagination of the general public. With over four hundred thousand pre-orders it represents the biggest launch of any product in dollar terms anywhere. It was an unprecedented spectacle to see customers lining up to put down their deposits when the car was unveiled in March 2016.

The Model 3 like its siblings will feature built in autopilot/autonomous hardware and have over the air updates. The first batch will offer limited options but over time additional sized battery packs, ludicrous mode and twin motors will be on offer as well as other options. The car has 350kms of range on a single charge (500kms in the Long Range version) and is Supercharger enabled resulting in 130 miles of range per 30 minutes charge (170 miles for the Long Range version). It features a 15 inch landscape mounted screen and no conventional dash. Like the Model S and X the car will have both front and rear cargo compartments resulting in 400 litres of storage space. The standard five seater will accelerate from 0 to 100 kms in 5.6 seconds with the Long Range version able to do that in 5.1 seconds. Production commenced on 7th July 2017.