Tesla Model 3 Overview Updated September 24, 2017

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's third generation and least expensive vehicle to date

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December 2014 - September 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 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 Yesterday

After a Tesla Model 3 was spotted in the Netherlands earlier this month – making it the first in Europe, there was another sighting in another European country.

A Tesla Model 3, possibly the same as the one in the Netherlands, was spotted in Stuttgart, Germany. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories September 23

As Tesla Model 3 vehicles start to get into more hands, it looks like the “friend non-disclosure agreement” that appeared to prevent more in-depth first looks at the early production cars is starting to lift.

Now closer walkaround videos of new deliveries are starting to emerge. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories September 22

As we reported yesterday when Tesla updated its mobile app to support Model 3, the automaker’s new vehicle is using a phone-based unlocking system with a key card system as a backup.

Now we obtained the company’s FCC application for the system – giving us more insights into how it works. expand full story

Tesla’s Fremont factory is already one of the biggest buildings in the world in terms of footprint and yet, the automaker has been expanding it rapidly as it ramps up Model 3 production.

A new drone flyover gives a fresh look at the factory and shows new buildings. expand full story

Tesla’s first responders’ guides for Model S and for Model X gave some interesting insights into the company’s two flagship vehicles.

Now the automaker released the Model 3’s first responders’ guide and it doesn’t fail to give us the same insights into the new vehicle architecture developed for Tesla’s third-generation vehicle. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories September 21

Tesla is again showing more signs of preparation for the expansion of Model 3 deliveries to customers. As we reported this morning, the automaker is working on its Model 3 online design studio.

Now Tesla pushes a new update to its mobile app to support Model 3. expand full story

Current Tesla Model 3 deliveries are still only for employees and company insiders, but the automaker is expected to soon expand deliveries to regular customers with early Model 3 reservations.

The first sign of that happening would be to open the online design studio to let customers configure their vehicles ahead of deliveries and now it looks like Tesla is working to make that happen. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories September 18

After a few setbacks since its last stock price (TSLA) all-time high of June 2017 that made Tesla one of the most valuable automakers by market capitalization in the world, the electric car and energy company is now back to pushing new all-time highs today. expand full story

One of the first things that catch your attention in the Tesla Model 3 is its long and clean dash. It runs from one side to the other only encumbered by the cutouts for the steering wheel and the center touchscreen.

The clean minimalist look of the Model 3’s interior is mainly enabled by two things: Tesla dropping the instrument cluster and designing a new single ‘high aspect ratio’ vent. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories September 14

Tesla has the ambition to sell hundreds of thousands of Model 3s per year, which would make it one of the biggest vehicle programs in the world.

If they actually achieve that, it will inevitably have a strong impact on the market and especially the mid luxury sedan segment.

Facebook millionaire turned venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya thinks that BMW’s 3 Series will be most impacted. He even suggested that Model 3 could wipe out sales of the popular sedan. expand full story

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