The Tesla Model 3 Could Get as Much Power as the Model S
How powerful will the new Tesla Model 3 be when it finally arrives to fill the gajillion preorders that have been placed? If new reports are any indication, the Model 3 could be nearly as powerful as the more expensive and heavier Model S. Of course, you'll probably have to pay a little extra for that option. According to Electrek, the engineers working on the new powertrain program are developing this system from the ground up. That means a new semiconductor package, one that will likely be used to help produce as many as 500,000 cars by 2018. RELATED: See Images of the 2017 Tesla Model 3
The inverter architecture for the Model 3 is said to have a capacity of over 300kW, which is about the same as what's found on the rear-wheel drive Model S. The difference is that the Model 3 is a lot lighter, so it could end up delivering the same supercar-style performance that you get with the Model S.
The new system could figure prominently in Tesla's goal of producing up to 500,000 cars in 2018. It has 25 percent fewer unique parts and is said to be cheaper than what Tesla is currently using. Company CEO Elon Musk has said the base model will go 215 miles per charge with a 0-60 time of under 6 seconds in the base model, so whatever they have planned is going to be good.
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