Tesla Model 3 Overview Updated April 15, 2019

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's third generation and least expensive vehicle to date

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December 2014 - April 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 April 15

Pro-driver Randy Pobst, a former multiple SCCA World Challenge GT champion who helped Tesla test its ‘Track Mode’, has put several Tesla Model 3 Performance vehicles with different levels of upgrades to the test. expand full story

Tesla has started deliveries of the long-promised Model 3 for $35,000 to a happy few customers, but the delivery of the promised vehicle is expected to be short lived. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories April 13

Elon Musk is making some fairly incredible claims about the longevity of the Tesla Model 3. The CEO now says that a Model 3’s body and drive unit can last up to 1 million miles while the battery can last up to 500,000 miles and he says that battery module replacements will be made available. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories April 12

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 broken promise following lineup changes, Model 3 leases being introduced, a new Autopilot strategy, and more.

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Along with the changes to its vehicle lineup last night, Tesla also opened orders for a cheaper version of the Model 3 in European markets and China. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories April 11

Tesla announced today that it is launching a lease program for Model 3 and interestingly, it won’t let people buy the cars after the leases come to term as it plans to use them in its planned self-driving Uber-like service dubbed ‘Tesla Network’. expand full story

Tesla announced a series of changes to its vehicle lineup today, including moving away from the long-promised base Model 3 at $35,000 and an increase in price across the lineup that comes with Autopilot becoming standard. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories April 9

Tesla Model 3 became the best-selling car in Switzerland last month – beating not just other electric vehicles, but all passenger vehicles period. expand full story

For the first time, as far as we know, a Tesla Model 3 Performance completed a lap at the Nürburgring race track and you can watch it on video. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories April 4

Tesla’s base Model 3 with a promised price of $35,000 was already late when the automaker launched it a month ago, but it still doesn’t exist and Tesla is being weird about it. expand full story

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