Tesla Model 3 Overview Updated June 22, 2017

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's third generation and least expensive vehicle to date

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December 2014 - June 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

Last night, we posted a series of new shots of Tesla Model 3 release candidates spotted at the San Mateo Supercharger yesterday.

One of the pictures showed the user interface while the vehicle is Supercharging and after some deduction, it shows that the Model 3 could have a range of over 300 miles.  expand full story

Another day, another batch of Model 3 photos, and more new insights about the car’s design.  This time the photos come from multiple posts on reddit by You You Xue, u/youyouxue, who spotted the Model 3 at the San Mateo supercharger and got several high quality photos which we’ll have a look at below.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories June 19

Tesla has confirmed that it started production of the new Model 3 battery cell at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada over the weekend – an important step toward launching the production of the Model 3.

The new battery cells are believed to be key to Tesla achieving the necessary cost reductions that enable the Model 3’s $35,000 starting price tag before incentive.  expand full story


Tesla Model 3 Stories June 15

Tesla updated its website this week to push a notification on the Model 3 page that announces upcoming test drives of the vehicle in “late 2017”.

The company is also quick to suggest a test drive in Model S or Model X if people want to more quickly get into a Tesla. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories June 14

The lack of instrument cluster in the Tesla Model 3 might be its most controversial feature. It helped create rumors of a head-up display (HUD) fueled by Elon Musk’s comment that the steering controls will feel “like a spaceship”.

But one thing that it created for sure is an interesting problem for the user interface of the center screen, which now has to display information generally shown on the instrument cluster. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories June 13

Despite the increased number of sightings, it feels like we are still seeing some new details every other Tesla Model 3 sighting or so.

In a new sighting today, we can see for the first time – albeit not with the greatest angle – the folded back seat of the Model 3. expand full story


If Tesla sticks to its Model 3 production plans, it is literally just weeks away from the start of production at their Fremont factory.

In preparation for it, its Model 3 release candidate test program has been expanding and the vehicles have now been spotted in several more regions around the US. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories June 11

It seems like we’re getting new Model 3 sightings every day lately.  Just yesterday we saw a Model 3 charging at a supercharger with the steering wheel and screen hidden from view.  But with today’s sighting come the best photos yet we’ve seen of the steering wheel and screen – uncovered and through an open window this time to boot.  Check below the break for more.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories June 10

On the few occasions where Tesla left Model 3 release candidates charging unattended at Superchargers without supervision, they covered them in order to prevent pictures.

Surprisingly, it wasn’t the case yesterday when a silver Model 3 prototype stopped at the Harris Ranch Supercharger in Coalinga, California – giving us our best look at the vehicle in the process. expand full story


Tesla Model 3 Stories June 8

As we are getting closer to the start of production in July, it seems that Tesla Model 3 sightings are becoming increasingly frequent.

So frequent that there’s hardly ever anything new to see on those sightings at this point, but now new wheels have been spotted on a Model 3 released candidate. expand full story

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