Tesla Model 3 Overview Updated September 19, 2019

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's third generation and least expensive vehicle to date

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December 2014 - September 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 September 19

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced that the Tesla Model 3 has won its highest safety award, Top Safety Pick+, after achieving “good” ratings across the board in all of their test categories. The Model 3 is the second battery electric vehicle to win the award, after the Audi e-tron won it last month.

The Model 3 has won several other safety plaudits, including 5-star ratings in all categories and the lowest probability of injury ever tested from NHTSA, 5 stars from from Euro NCAP, while being hailed as setting a “new safety technology benchmark,” and 5 stars from the Australiasian NCAP.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories September 18

There are a lot of eyes on Tesla Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai as pictures of Model 3 bodies going down the line are leaking on Chinese social media. expand full story

With another wave of deliveries in the Netherlands, Tesla Model 3 has become the best-selling car in the country for the year as it now surpasses 10,000 units. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories September 13

Tesla is pulling out the big guns for its end-of-the-quarter push. Electrek has learned that Tesla is authorizing its sales staff to give two years of free Supercharging, and it is discounting inventory vehicles by matching them with cheaper orders. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories September 3

Tesla recently announced that it made the Model 3’s interior leather-free with a new vegan steering wheel, and now we get to see the new steering for the first time as Tesla starts offering retrofits.

Spoiler: It looks just the same. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories August 30

The Bargersville, Indiana, Police Department is updating its fleet to Tesla Model 3s after they figured out that they will save a lot of money on gas, and that the Tesla Model 3s don’t compromise performance compared to the Dodge Chargers. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories August 27

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is going to Shanghai later this week, and he is now rumored to unveil the first China-made Tesla Model 3 at an event on Thursday. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories August 16

Tesla has updated its Model Y prices to match recent changes and it increased the price of the Model 3 Performance by $1,000 a month after significantly decreasing the price of the higher-end version of the Model 3. expand full story

Tesla has lost a major $5 million order of 85 Model 3 vehicles from a rental company over problems with service and quality of previously delivered cars. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories August 15

We reached out to some Tesla Model 3 owners with a lot of mileage on their electric cars already, over 100,000 km, to get their feedback.

They are still impressed with their Model 3s and love the low maintenance and gas savings. expand full story

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