The Electric Car Game Just Changed

JonathanApril 1, 2016

tesla model 3

Tesla Unveil the Model 3

Tesla have officially revealed their cheapest car yet: the all new Model 3, which was unveiled in California by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Want to know just how popular this car is going to be? 115,000 people made a $1000 pre-order deposit in the space of 24 hours for a car that nobody had seen, touched or driven. Tesla have become the Apple of cars (until Apple make a car…).

“You will not be able to buy a better car for $35,000, even without any options” – Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla

Tesla are keeping the exact spec close to their chest, but so far we know:

  • 215 mile range per charge
  • 0-60 in under 6 seconds
  • Can comfortably fit 5 adults
  • 5 star safety rating
  • Autopilot mode as standard

How much is it going to be? Well, if you take the current maximum EV grant of £4500 you’ll be looking at a list price of potentially £27,500 – which is similar to a BMW 320i SE. And for this much car? That’s cheap. Really really cheap.

“Model 3 production is scheduled to begin in late 2017. When production begins, we will begin deliveries in North America starting on the West Coast, moving east. As we continue to ramp up production, we will begin deliveries in Europe, APAC and the right-hand drive markets.

“It is not possible to ship to all regions simultaneously because regulators in each part of the world have slightly different production requirements. Staggering deliveries in this way also allows us to provide the best possible customer experience.” – Tesla UK website

tesla model 3 interior

If you’ve got 20 minutes spare, you can watch the unveiling event below.

Via BBC News

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