Tesla Model 3 video roundup: first drives, event and more [Videos]

model 3 first drive

Last night Tesla unveiled the Model 3 at its design studio in Hawthorne, California and let attendees play with a few prototypes. Here’s our roundup of videos taken at the event for a better look at the $35,000 all-electric car:

You can read our post summarizing everything new we learned at the event, but here are the bullet-points:

  • 215 miles of EPA-rated range on the base model
  • Autopilot hardware is standard
  • Supercharger is standard
  • all-glass roof is standard
  • 15-in center display
  • It looks awesome

Roundup of the best videos from the event:


And here’s the full unveiling presentation:

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  1. QC - 7 years ago

    Electrek, with the inside scoops, quality content and short interval publishing you are my #1 source for Tesla/Electric cars, keep up the impressive work!

    • Anon - 7 years ago

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    • Trey Cowherd - 7 years ago

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  2. Mirek Zeman - 7 years ago

    Is it sedan or liftback???

    • Nathanael - 7 years ago

      Did *anyone* get a picture of the trunk?

      One person has confirmed that it’s NOT a hatchback/station wagon. The trunk opens below the glass. But I haven’t seen any photos.

  3. SC - 7 years ago

    I think it’s important to note that Autopilot SAFETYfeatures are standard. Elon said that explicitly and so does the Tesla website. So I think this means that full Autopilot is NOT standard.

    I agree with the above, Electrek is the best to get good info on Tesla! Keep it up!

  4. James Rowland - 7 years ago

    More demo driver comments from the various posted videos:

    Standard glass roof is fixed; openable glass roof will be optional.
    RWD standard, AWD dual motor optional.
    No comment on whether AWD will be segmented into P and non-P like Model S.
    Body predominantly steel, but includes some aluminium parts.
    Dashboard design is close to production intent; includes novel ventilation system.
    Display UI expected to be revised significantly before launch.

    Supercharger compatibility was no surprise, but we should note that Elon did *not* say access will be free for Model 3 users.

    Can’t say I’m thrilled by that dashboard, but agree everything else looks awesome.

  5. Electric Feel - 7 years ago

    A little disappointed by the trunk. Would have been better if it were more like the model S.
    Also, while the glass roof is awesome, it will be too hot in summer.
    Needs some kind of internal fabric cover like in the Toyota Auris which also has a glass roof but an internal fabric cover that slides under the glass roof and sits flush with the interior of the car.


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