Tesla Model 3 Overview Updated May 11, 2021

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's third generation and least expensive vehicle to date

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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.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories May 11

How much is a Tesla? Your guide to Tesla prices

You’ve read about all the improvements to emerge both inside and out each 2021 Tesla model, and maybe you’re more than a little bit tempted. Next, reality sets in, and that age old question rears its head: “how much?” No need to click through several variations of each Tesla on Tesla’s website, it’s all been compiled for you here.

Tesla Model 3 Stories May 10

As the two youngest electric vehicles to join Tesla’s fleet, the Model 3 and Model Y have quickly helped propel the automaker to a market cap over $600 billion. While both EVs share several of the same parts, they do remain unique from one another in many ways. While not exhaustive, this side by side comparison of Tesla’s Model 3 and its Model Y should help you get a basic idea for how these cars differ…

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Tesla Model 3 Stories May 9

Tesla’s Model S and Model 3 provide drivers with either a taste of veteran performance or refreshing innovation and value. Both combine to form the US automaker’s line of electric sedans, although they share more of their mechanical makeup with their respective assembly-line SUV partners. Below is a comprehensive breakdown comparing old and new to help you decide which sedan may be the Tesla for you.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories May 7

Tesla updated its online configurator for Model 3 and Model Y overnight to increase the prices across the lineup.

This is just the latest small price increase in a long series that is starting to add up.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories April 26

Tesla announced that the Model 3 has become the best-selling premium sedan in the world – beating the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Exports of made-in-China Model 3 vehicles helped Tesla achieve this milestone.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories April 22

Tesla Model 3 and Model Y prices have been on a roller coaster so far in 2021 and now they went up again in a new update today.

The cheapest Tesla now starts at $39,000.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories April 9

Tesla is now starting to advertise the Model 3 with 93 miles of range, which aims to give buyers access to local EV incentives, on its website in Canada.

Previously, this version of the Model 3 was hidden.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories March 24

Tesla has increased the price of the two cheapest trims of the Model 3 – the automaker’s third price change in just two months.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories March 18

The UK delivered a blow to Tesla today as it abruptly decided to change its EV incentive program to now exclude the Model 3, which was the best-selling electric car in the country.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories March 5

Electrek‘s Michelle Lewis spoke with three electric car owners in Texas. They each explained how their EVs helped them get through February’s deep freeze and rolling blackouts.

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