Tesla Model 3 Overview Updated January 13, 2017

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's third generation and least expensive vehicle to date

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December 2014 - January 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 will start at $35,000 in the US and deliveries should begin in late 2017.

You can read our latest stories on the Model 3 below:

Tesla Model 3 Stories January 13

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It’s being reported this week that the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Ore., sent in a request for information (RFI) to automakers for what could become the biggest electric car order ever: 24,000 vehicles.

The municipalities are currently looking for information about what electric vehicles they could get on what timeline before launching a formal bidding process. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories January 11

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There have been a lot of unsubstantiated rumors about sightings of new Tesla Model 3 prototypes going around lately, but confirmed sightings are still very rare and only of the few prototypes displayed at the original unveiling of the upcoming all-electric sedan.

One of them had an outing at the Gigafactory investor event last week. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories January 10

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Tesla announced last week that it delivered 22,200 vehicles during the last quarter – 12,700 Model S and 9,500 Model X – and while it’s slightly below the company’s goal, it was enough to cross the mark of 100,000 vehicles delivered in the US.

The milestone is important because it’s the halfway mark for the phase out of the federal tax credit program, which now gives us a better idea of the status of the program going into Model 3 production. expand full story


Tesla held an event for investors at the Gigafactory in Nevada last week and more information is now coming out of it. We already reported on Tesla disclosing the start of battery cell production during the event and CEO Elon Musk commenting about Trump’s stance on renewables potentially changing.

Now the company has released more details about the ‘Gigafactory 1’ (GF1) and its plan to build the largest rooftop solar array in the world by releasing the handout given to investors before the tour of the cell production floor. The document is embedded below. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories January 5

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As previously reported, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was at the Gigafactory in Nevada yesterday for an investor event. The CEO reportedly discussed progress made at the battery plant and officially confirmed that Tesla plans to bring more than battery pack manufacturing to the plant.

During the event, Musk also hinted at upcoming announcements about the Model 3. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories January 4

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Tesla’s new ‘2170’ battery cell is the most important product Tesla is bringing to market this year, even more so than the Model 3 which it is enabling. Batteries can be perceived as a boring commodity and it’s definitely not as exciting as Tesla’s consumer products, but the cost, energy density and other differentiating factors are the basis for those consumer products and therefore, its production is highly critical to the company’s short-term success.

Beyond significantly reducing the cost of li-ion batteries, Gigafactory batteries will also have a less obvious benefit of making Tesla’s vehicles “more American”. expand full story


Tesla Model 3 Stories December 31, 2016

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In this week’s top stories: Tesla’s Autopilot predicts an accident, Solar power at 1¢/kWh by 2025, Elon Musk teases new ‘Tesla Supercharger V3’, and much more.

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In the comment section of a long winded Facebook rant on the trials and tribulations of driving through Arizona’s pothole-laden roads and staying at pet-friendly hotels in Vegas, Apple’s Co-Founder and flip flopping EV enthusiast Steve Wozniak noted that he is now expecting his Chevy Bolt to become his main car.  It will arrive next week as Chevy slowly ramps up deliveries in compliance car states – currently California and Oregon only.


We’ve, for some reason, documented Woz’s plight from Swarming his Supercharger station odysseys and his on again off again love affair with the Chevy Bolt… expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories December 29, 2016

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As the deadline for production parts for the Tesla Model 3 is just 6 months away, analyst Jennifer Liang of KGI, a respected Chinese research firm, did a supply chain check and found that Tesla is going “all out” to race the Model 3 to production. The analyst said that Tesla is working with “system integrators (SI) in the supply chain and strengthening automation.” expand full story


Tesla Model 3 Stories December 27, 2016

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In my opinion, Tesla is currently by far the most interesting tech company to follow and 2016 was its most exciting year yet. I think the highlights are clear: Model 3 unveil event, introduction of Autopilot 2.0 on all cars, which could enable fully self-driving capability, and finally the unveiling of the solar roof products.

While 2016 was a year of unveilings, 2017 will be a year of execution for Tesla. The company plans to bring all those promising products that it unveiled in 2016 to market, and it also plans to announce a few more. expand full story

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