Tesla Model 3 is an electric sports sedan which is one of the 2017 most anticipated new car, and it stands as the potential game-changer for this California-based electric car brand. The Tesla Model 3 is touted as the most affordable electric car from Tesla, and this is the Tesla first attempt at creating a mass production EV with the true mainstream appeal.
The Model 3 sedan is a compact saloon coming under Model S in Tesla’s range. It comes with a price tag of £35,000 and Tesla is planning its first deliveries to take place in Q4 2017.
From the production side of Tesla Model 3
Well, 400,000 or so customers have placed £1,000 deposit on the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla is expected to produce about 5,000 Model 3 in just a week towards the end of 2017.
In the past, Tesla has witnessed production delay, but the latest update indicated that the company is right on track with the Tesla Model 3. The company said limited production would start in July, and Volume production will begin in September.
Tesla has to work with suppliers in order to ensure a steady stream of the model’s part. They have completed the painting of the shop, but the automaker is still about to finish the other part of the process. In summary, the California-based company is doing everything to ensure they meet the production of Model 3 goals.
The Tesla and Model 3 master plan
The Model 3 has since the inception of the company being part of Musk’s plan. Their plan was to build a car to show the world how compelling an electric car can be. Now, we have an affordable mass-market electric car in Tesla Model 3 on our hands.
Tesla Model 3 design
It is not a surprise that Model 3 looks just like a downsized Model S. with its electric gear occupying a little space, downsizing the Tesla Model 3 was about shrinking the ends of the car and shifting the front seat a bit forward to provide more room for the rear-seat.
Like other Tesla cars, the Model 3 presents two boots, front, and rear. It has no grille, save for a small scoop at the base edge of the bumper. Hough the feature is good for aerodynamics but gives an unfinished look to the car when viewed from the front.
Tesla Model 3 Interior
The interior of the Model 3 is incredibly simple in design. It has its cabin dominated by the large touchscreen mounted horizontally instead of vertically as found in other Teslas. Selection of gear and speed are displayed in the upper corner of the screen, and a strip of climate controls can be found at the bottom. The remaining parts of the screen are split between stereo controls and map display.
The roof is almost of the glass roof, and the rear window extends up over the roof. The front seats have all been pushed forward to provide more room, and the glass roof has also improved the rear-seat headroom.
Model 3 specs and price
The introduction of this electric car is scheduled for the end of the year 2017; we are yet to get more details about it. The Tesla Model 3 base price is US$35,000, which includes hardware for its Autopilot system. But have it in mind that its low price means you will have to pay to use the Tesla’s Supercharger network.
The company has not said anything about the charge times and price points for a higher-performance dual-motor version.
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