Tesla Model 3 Overview Updated December 14, 2017

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's third generation and least expensive vehicle to date

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December 2014 - December 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

Several Tesla suppliers are now reporting that Model 3 production is increasing rapidly and they are back to working on Tesla’s guidance of 5,000 units per week in December, which was delayed last month. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories December 13

As we reported earlier today, Tesla is definitely ramping up Model 3 deliveries this week, but most of those vehicles are still in the hands of Tesla and SpaceX employees and their relatives.

Only a few regular reservation holders are now taking delivery and it’s a big deal for most of those early adopters, but even more so for a man with stage 4 terminal cancer whose dying wish was apparently to get his own Model 3. expand full story

Tesla’s new delivery center located in a large building in Marina del Rey is now opened and delivering the Model 3 vehicles that were stockpiled at the location over the past few weeks.

The launch of the new location coincided with the start of Model 3 deliveries to regular customers, but another group with priority delivery is also taking advantage of the location – SpaceX employees. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories December 11

The Tesla Model 3 is currently only offered with the standard 18″ aero wheels or 19″ Sports wheels for a premium.

Now Tesla CEO Elon Musk hints that new 20″ wheels could be coming to the Model 3. expand full story

It looks like Tesla is currently entering its usual end-of-quarter/end-of-year delivery rush and everything points to the automaker achieving a gangbusters quarter for deliveries due to several reasons and two specific markets. expand full story

After a slow start, it looks like Tesla is finally picking up Model 3 deliveries this week.

Hundreds of Tesla Model 3 vehicles were spotted at delivery centers in California this weekend as regular customer deliveries are reportedly starting. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories December 9

We were surprised last week when we found out that Tesla had a Model 3 test vehicle in Montreal, but now we learn that the automaker brought another Model 3 up in Quebec – apparently for testing purposes again. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories December 7

Less than 3 weeks after Tesla sent out the first batch of configuration invites for regular Model 3 reservation holders, they have now sent a second batch out today ahead of deliveries. expand full story

We have received reports that some of the first Tesla Model 3 reservation holders who don’t have access to the employee priority delivery are being scheduled deliveries as soon as next week. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories December 4

Just over a month ago, Tesla took over a large building in Marina del Rey, which we later learned is going to be a delivery center for the region.

Interestingly, several Model 3 vehicles were spotted at the location soon after and now we learn that Tesla brought several dozen more units of their new all-electric vehicle at the facility recently. expand full story

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