Tesla Model 3 Overview Updated September 21, 2018

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's third generation and least expensive vehicle to date

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December 2014 - September 2018


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 Today

There’s some good and bad in Tesla’s production numbers this week. The automaker was able to maintain really high production over several days, including a record Model 3 production day, but a significant production drop on Sunday resulted in still being behind its overall production goal. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories Yesterday

As we reported last month, Tesla applied for a new key fob with the FCC and we suspected that it would be for Model 3.

Now the FCC has released pictures of the new key fob and it is indeed for Model 3. expand full story

Tesla’s latest vehicle, the Model 3 Performance, is proving to be selling especially well based on new data obtained by Electrek. expand full story

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its safety rating for the Tesla Model 3 today and the electric vehicle has gotten a perfect 5-star safety rating in every category.

Warning: if you don’t like seeing beautiful Model 3 vehicles being crashed, don’t read the rest of this post. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories September 15

The Laguna Seca lap record for a production electric vehicle has changed hands a few times in the past few weeks. Most recently, Jaguar grabbed it with an I-Pace driven by a pro-driver.

Now Tesla reclaims it with a Model 3 Performance driven by an amateur driver. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories September 14

Tesla is aiming for a record quarter of production and after some ups and downs over the last two months, Electrek has learned that production has picked up in the past two days as the end of record quarter approaches. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories September 10

Tesla can’t seem to make up its mind when it comes to the price of Dual Motor All-Wheel-Drive option of the Model 3.

The automaker is now changing the price for their third time in a few months – making it 20% more expensive at $6,000. expand full story

Tesla is telling customers that it is about to eliminate some paint options for Model S, Model X and Model 3 “in order to increase production, delivery and service efficiency.”

The automaker is offering customers a last chance to order them. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Performance owners are still experimenting with the performance of their new electric vehicles.

An owner has now achieved a new record 0-60 mph acceleration of 3.13 secs with new wheels and tires. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories September 9

Tesla appears to be trying a bunch of new delivery methods in order to push Model 3 deliveries higher by the end of the quarter.

The automaker now starts ‘immediate deliveries’ of Model 3 on a ‘first come, first served basis’. expand full story

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