Here's All You Need to Know About the Upcoming Tesla Model 3
If you can afford it, the Tesla Model S is one of the best vehicles you can currently buy. Its biggest problem is the price tag which ranges from $71,200, up to nicely optioned Porsche 911 territory. For those of us with a more svelte bank account, and a desire to do our part in not leaving a burnt husk of a planet to future generations, our choice of vehicles is rather limited. Enter the Tesla Model 3: our knight in shining eco-conscious armor, here to save us from our gas-guzzling sedans. Previewed as a black silhouette next to the ghastly Model X, the Model 3 will debut on March 31st to a crowd of 650 customers. Orders will begin on site, and given the cult-ish nature of Tesla, it’s safe to assume that they’ll have more than a few in the books by the end of the night. There’s no thrill quite like ordering a car without having been inside it, driven it, or knowing how it performs. RELATED: Tesla Will Actually Build Two Affordable Electric Vehicles
We don’t know a whole lot about the Model 3 other than that it will probably be sedan shaped, and look somewhat like the Model S—crazy right?! The Model 3 will use batteries from the deliciously evil sounding Gigafactory in Nevada, and is rumored to be the first Tesla to ride on their third-generation platform.
Range should fall around 200 miles, and pricing is expected to start around $35,000, with the first vehicles arriving in fall of 2017. Is $35k a low enough price of admission to get the average American in a fully electric car? Well, that all depends on what kind of equipment comes standard, how the car drives, and what kind of value proposition it brings to the stable. Wait, no, sorry, had that wrong. They’re going to sell like crazy no matter what, because driving a Tesla solves all problems, all of them.
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