Tesla Introduces $35,000 Model 3 With 215-Mile Range
It’s been a long time coming for Tesla’s ‘affordable’ new Model 3, but finally we have our first look at the latest EV in the California automaker’s lineup. And as far as we can tell, it didn’t disappoint. Here are the raw specs: pricing starts at $35,000, range for the base model is 215 miles (though, it will probably get a larger batter pack), and the base model will hit 60 mph in under 6 seconds, because "Tesla doesn't build slow cars," according to Elon Musk. Even more intriguing, the Model 3 will fit five comfortably, and come standard with autopilot, as will every other model in the Tesla lineup. RELATED: See More of the 2016 Tesla Model X
Most of these specs correlate with rumors we heard earlier in the week, which is good news for the 115,000 people that have already put down deposits. That's right, 115,000 people worldwide have put down a deposit for Tesla's hot new number.
The design is unique, though very much in Tesla form. The front end loses the surgical mask found on the Model X for a sleek, grille-less look. It's a healthy evolution from where the current Model S is. Buyers can also choose from a number of different wheels, as you can see from the cars here.
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Tesla expects to begin delivers of the Model 3 sometime in 2017, and hopes to increase its number of stores in Europe, North America, and Asia, to 441 locations. That's nearly double from the amount of stores currently open. The company still has a lot of work to do delivering these vehicles to customers in the next year.
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