Tesla Model 3 Overview Updated November 17, 2019

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's third generation and least expensive vehicle to date

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December 2014 - November 2019

The Tesla Model 3 is the first vehicle built on Tesla’s third-generation platform. It aims to reduce the entry price for electric vehicles while not making any compromise on range and performance.

The Model 3 starts at $35,000 in the US and deliveries to employees and company insiders began in mid-2017 – customer deliveries begin in late 2017.

You can read our latest stories on the Model 3 below:

Tesla Model 3 Stories November 17

Yesterday we reported that the (now discontinued) Mid-Range Model 3 has seen a performance bump from 5.6s to 4.9s since its debut. Many of you naturally asked about the other trims, so here you go! We break down all the trims as they were advertised at their debut, how they’re currently advertised on Tesla’s website as of today, November 17, and what drivers are reporting with the 2019.36.x software update which began deployment on November 8, 2019. Note that 2019.36.x was the second power boost for all Model 3s, there was an earlier over-the-air power boost in March 2019.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories November 14

Tesla Model 3 Performance vehicles are getting faster 0-60 mph acceleration through the latest power optimization software update.

There are now reports that the Model 3 Performance’s 0-60 mph time has dipped below the 3-second mark. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories November 11

Tesla has unveiled its first Model 3 made-in-China at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai and it has now even started to give media test drives of the vehicle ahead of the start of sales. expand full story

Tesla recently increased vehicle performance by ~5% through an over-the-air update, and today we have a video confirming the improvement with some side-by-side testing.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories November 9

There’s a lot of talk about electric vehicles not being good in the winter, but that’s not true, especially with Tesla’s vehicles, like the Model 3. If you prepare right, you should have a great driving and ownership experience during the winter.

Here are some tips and accessories that can help you prepare your Model 3 for the winter. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories November 8

Electric-car naysayers jump to the conclusion that California EV drivers were stranded during recent power outages. But Carleen Cullen, executive director of Cool the Earth, used juice from her two EVs to keep critical appliances running during fire season.

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With its new 2020 model year, Tesla is breaking down the range of Model 3 Performance with different wheels, and there are surprising differences with the different options. expand full story

Electric vehicles and especially Tesla vehicles are now on the radar of police departments looking to update their fleet. The Tesla Model 3 is already being deployed and now even the Model Y is under consideration at a police department in Pennsylvania.

All it takes is a test drive… and looking at the numbers. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories November 7

The 2020 EPA estimated ranges are out for both the Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai IONIQ, and we have a new champion of efficiency. Hint: It’s not the car that looks like a glorified Prius, it’s the full-featured sedan with a snappy 0-60 time… expand full story

Tesla has teased some of the first Model 3 made-in-China vehicles in a few images and a Model Y prototype has been rumored to be spotted at Gigafactory 3. expand full story

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