Tesla Model 3 Overview Updated June 14, 2019

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's third generation and least expensive vehicle to date

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December 2014 - June 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 June 14

Tesla has started listing the first few used Model 3 vehicles for sale online with limited availability in the Bay Area for now. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories June 13

Tesla, who is currently trying to reduce the cost of Model 3 and improve its margin, has been officially denied tariff exemption for Model 3’s computer and screen over the new Chinese tariffs by the Trump administration. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories June 11

As the Tesla Model 3 and its recent 250kW software update rolls out across Europe, drivers are now testing the cars at not only Tesla charging stations but also 3rd party CCS combo stations. In one test which was uploaded to YouTube, the charging rate of the Tesla Model 3 is put up against the Audi e-tron, an EV not only with a fast 150kW charging speed but the ability to keep that charging rate over a long part of the session.

These are the two fastest charging production vehicles and now we have a head to head between them at the same station.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories June 7

Some Tesla owners who bought the standard Range version of the Model 3 for $35,000 have been getting away with the features of Tesla’s more expensive Standard Range Plus Model 3, but the automaker now says that it will start downgrading the software of those vehicles within the next 10 days. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories June 4

With the Tesla Model 3 and the Hyundai Kona EV boosting Canada’s EV sales in the first quarter, the country has achieved a new milestone: 100,000 electric vehicles on the road.

But a report on Canada’s electric vehicle sales for the first quarter is not all positive. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories June 3

Tesla has just launched a new wireless phone charger for the Model 3 center console today and it’s on the expensive side – especially with some premium options already out there for much less expand full story

Tesla has sold a CHAdeMO quick charge adapter for Model S and X for a while now.  When Model 3 hit the road using the same plug as the S and X, people assumed the adapter would work with the Model 3, but early tests showed that it did not.

That seems to have changed today with an update to Tesla’s shop, which now states that the Tesla CHAdeMO adapter is compatible with “the North American version Model S, Model X, and Model 3.”  It has also been added to the “adapters” section of Model 3 accessories.

Update: not long after this post, Tesla changed the text in their shop again, and it now states that “CHAdeMO is not compatible with Model 3,” contradicting the page from earlier today (which you can see via Wayback Machine). expand full story

Tesla’s launch of the Model 3 right-hand drive in new markets last week introduced new option limitations and now Elon Musk says that it is to “simplify product complexity”. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories May 31

Tesla has told its sales staff today that it’s removing the HomeLink automatic garage opener from the standard features in the Model 3 premium interior.

It’s now a $300 aftermarket product that requires installation. expand full story

A few weeks after first launching the Model 3 right-hand drive in the UK, Tesla is now expanding the availability of the new version to Australia and all other right-hand drive markets. expand full story

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