Tesla Model 3 Overview Updated October 18, 2017

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's third generation and least expensive vehicle to date

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December 2014 - October 2017

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 Yesterday

Almost 3 months after the start of production, there have been still only a few people who had the chance the drive the Tesla Model 3. I was one of those lucky people with a quick test drive before the handover event in July, but I wasn’t allowed to film or even take pictures. I shared my first impression here: ‘Tesla Model 3 first drive experience‘.

We now get a more extensive first drive experience video as more vehicles are delivered. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories October 17

A video of a Tesla Model 3 being tested at the Fremont factory test track is reported as the first sighting of a “performance Model 3 “, which is not expected to enter production until at least Spring 2018. expand full story

Tesla had already confirmed that Model 3 owners wouldn’t have free unlimited access to its Supercharger network like Model S and Model X owners who bought their vehicles using Tesla’s referral program. They said that Model 3 would fall under its pay-per-use Supercharger model, but it wasn’t clear, at least to us, if the Model 3 would come with free “Supercharger credits.”

The answer is no. expand full story

Tesla is still guiding for its first Model 3 deliveries to regular customers to happen by the end of the month despite all the recent talks of delays in the production ramp.

As the automaker continues to deliver more vehicles to employees and company insiders, the odds of Tesla respecting that deadline remain unclear. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories October 16

A lot of eyes are on Tesla’s Model 3 production ramp up, especially following a production of only 260 Model 3 vehicles during the third quarter and some misleading media reports.

Now Oppenheimer is adding its insights into the situation after having met with Tesla’s management.  expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories October 13

After we reported on the first used Tesla Model 3 being listed for sale at $150,000 earlier this week, it looks like other early Model 3 owners had the same idea and tested the market with more reasonable but still insane prices. expand full story

Even though Tesla has more than 400,000 Model 3 reservations, only a few vehicles are currently on the road as the automaker is trying to ramp up production.

Despite the low number of cars available, one has apparently already been modified by a third-party car tuner. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories October 12

It’s a busy week for Tesla’s software team. Its vehicle lineup is growing and it looks like there’s something for every vehicle. After the new ‘Autopilot 2.5’ software update and new convenience features, now Tesla says that it is also updating the Model 3 software with new features. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories October 11

Tesla’s current low production volume for Model 3 combined with the fact that there are over 400,000 people who placed reservations for the vehicle leads to a very unique supply/demand situation for the electric car at the moment.

As it would be expected, the lucky few who managed to get the car first could try to resell it for a profit. We now get the first example of that with the very first used Tesla Model 3 listed for sale at $150,000. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories October 8

After misleading reports suggested that Tesla was hand-making the Model 3 based on the fact that some components required manual labor, Elon Musk shared images of the Model 3 production line for the first time.  expand full story

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