Tesla Model 3 Overview Updated April 26, 2017

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's third generation and least expensive vehicle to date

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December 2014 - April 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 Today

It’s not clear how many Tesla Model 3 release candidates have been spotted since Tesla launched the testing program last month. We have definitely seen two prototypes, one blue and one black, and a new blue release candidate might have been spotted this week – or at least an update version of the same blue release candidate. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories Yesterday

Less than 3 months away from the planned start of Model 3 production, Tesla has received a massive order of robots for its production line. Hundreds of Kuka robots arrived at Tesla’s Fremont factory and are now being installed.

Pictures of the robots inside the factory give us a rare glimpse at what Elon Musk has been describing as an ‘Alien Dreadnought’. expand full story

Two recurring questions among the more than 400,000 Tesla Model 3 reservation holders are “what colors will be available?” and “what will be the ‘something special’ that CEO Elon Musk promised to early reservation holders?”

A render of the Model 3 in Tesla’s official Supercharger announcement yesterday sparked rumors with implications for both questions.  expand full story


Tesla Model 3 Stories April 24

After some recent bad experiences with Tesla’s third-party approved body shop program came to light, the company vowed to update it in order to avoid those situations and long wait times in the future – especially with the upcoming launch of the Model 3.

Today, we learn that Tesla is simplifying the training and reducing the cost to become certified to repair its vehicles, which should result in overall lower cost and better access to repair. expand full story

The upcoming launch of the Tesla Model 3 and the automaker’s overall increase in production will put an incredible strain on Tesla’s charging infrastructure.

When they unveiled the new vehicle in 2016, the company had already announced plans to double the number of Superchargers to 7,000 units and quadruple the number of Destination chargers to 15,000 units by the end of 2017, but today they released updated details about those plans

The biggest news is Tesla’s announcement of upcoming new Supercharger stations with “several dozen” chargers per station and “customer centers” – pictured above. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories April 21

The current number one priority at Tesla is clearly to bring the Model 3 to production on time with high reliability. We went looking for the most recent building permits issued for Tesla’s Fremont factory to monitor the progress and it’s clear that there has been a lot of activity during the past few months.

It shows that Tesla has been setting up the assembly line for the Model 3 and it even hints at “Tesla automated parking Superchargers”. expand full story


Tesla Model 3 Stories April 20

As we reported on Sunday, Tesla’s negotiations with the union at its newly acquired ‘Tesla Advanced Automation Germany’ escalated to threats of a strike.

This week, CEO Elon Musk got personally involved to try to defuse the situation as the group is just weeks away from shipping its Model 3 production lines. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories April 14

Tesla’s automotive business is expanding quickly and we are not only talking about the Model 3. The Model 3 program will significantly increase its overall production capacity from roughly 2,000 vehicles per week to ~7,000 vehicles per week by the end of the year if all goes well, but Tesla is also expanding its automotive offering with now 8 vehicle programs at different stages of development.

CEO Elon Musk’s update yesterday gives us a better idea – albeit still vague – of the timeline for those programs. expand full story


Tesla Model 3 Stories April 13

The plan wasn’t clear when CEO Elon Musk talked about it in February, but today he confirmed that Tesla plans to unveil the final production version of the Model 3 in July.

It ends recent speculation that suggested Tesla could unveil the vehicle in June ahead of production. expand full story

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