Tesla Model 3 Overview Updated August 18, 2018

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's third generation and least expensive vehicle to date

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762 'Tesla Model 3' stories

December 2014 - August 2018


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

We are still learning about Tesla’s upcoming new ‘Track Mode’ to be released in the Model 3 Performance as the automaker is still developing it.

CEO Elon Musk has now revealed that it will not simply be an optimized dynamic system for the track, but it will actually be configurable by the driver. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories August 17

It seems like all the news around Tesla these days are about the stock, the business, and basically everything except the actual products.

Tesla has now released a cool new ‘family photo’ with all its vehicles from Tesla Semi to the Model 3 and it reminds us what it is all about: the products and their impact. expand full story

Tesla is reportedly now focusing its efforts on bringing to production the base version of the Model 3 at the long-promised base price of $35,000.

After a teardown of a Long Range version of the Model 3, UBS now throws some cold water on the effort saying that it would be unprofitable. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories August 16

Tesla claims that Model 3 production is now steadily at over 5,000 units per week and it is ramping up production up to 10,000 units per week at a slower pace.

The company has reportedly invited financial analysts to visit the Fremont factory and one of them came out with a very positive outlook on the current production ramp. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories August 15

Martin Tripp, the self-proclaimed Tesla whistleblower who Tesla CEO Elon Musk has described as a “saboteur”, is now trying to back his claims with what he is presenting as evidence, including the vehicle identification numbers (VIN) of Model 3 vehicles, which he claimed were delivered with punctured battery cells inside their battery packs.

Update: Tesla has denied the claim in a statement to Electrek. expand full story

The Tesla Model 3 is having a major impact on the automotive market. Some established automakers are taking it very seriously and getting their hands on the vehicle for benchmarking and reverse-engineering.

Volvo is apparently adding itself to the list as it was spotted with a Model 3 in Sweden. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories August 14

One of the biggest complaints about the Tesla Model 3 is that it is yet to be available at the promised based price of $35,000.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that it is the priority right now and a new battery module design is going to enable the production of the relatively affordable electric car. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories August 13

A few owners have reported that the rear bumper of their Model 3 vehicle has fallen off after driving in some “heavy rain” or “deep water”.

Tesla said it is aware of the two instances and it is investigating the cause. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories August 12

Tesla is preparing to launch the Model 3 outside North America in the next 6 months or so.

Now we learn that the automaker is already bringing Model 3 to Australia and New Zealand. expand full story

While Tesla already started Model 3 Performance deliveries over the last few weeks, it is still testing the vehicle to fine-tune performance and the yet-to-be-released ‘track mode’.

Now the automaker shares some cool images of the vehicle drifting in the snow during testing in Alaska. expand full story

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