Tesla Model 3 Overview Updated February 23, 2020

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's third generation and least expensive vehicle to date

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December 2014 - February 2020

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 February 23

The Tesla Model 3 extended its dominance over the California auto market last year, selling more cars than all other EVs combined in 2019, according to the California New Car Dealers Association. In addition, when removing other Tesla models from the count, the Model 3 sold more than twice as many cars as all other manufacturers’ EVs combined.

This made the Tesla Model 3 the third best-selling car overall in the state behind the Civic and Camry. This result is a move up from fifth place last year.

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Tesla Model 3 Stories February 22

CEO Elon Musk congratulated the Tesla team after the Model 3 got 350 miles of range on a single charge in a new test on range mode. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories February 18

Tesla Model 3 is leading the industry in value retention by barely losing any value after a year and half the depreciation rate as the second-best vehicle, according to a new study. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories February 17

A new Tesla Model 3 teardown ordered by the Nikkei Business Publications came to the conclusion that Tesla is “6 years ahead of Toyota and VW” when it comes to electronics. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories February 15

Tesla has started unlocking the rear heated seats on Model 3 Standard Range and Standard Range Plus as a new over-the-air upgrade. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories February 12

Tesla is going to make the Model 3 Long Range RWD, a version of the Model 3 that was discontinued in the US, at Gigafactory Shanghai in China, where we’ve now learned Tesla has already produced over 2,000 cars this year. expand full story

A Tesla Model 3 modded by Unplugged Performance completed a super-fast lap time that is competitive with the McLaren F1’s best time on the famous Tsukuba Circuit. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories February 11

A Tesla owner decided to install snow tracks on his Model 3, a $40,000+ premium sedan, and turned it into a tank able to conquer snowy mountains. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories February 10

Tesla’s plan for a new air suspension for Model 3 has leaked in an update to its parts catalog. It’s something that Tesla has been talking about adding to Model 3 in the past, but the plans have been delayed. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Stories February 6

The Porsche Taycan is out and we’ve already declared it the best Porsche ever, but questions still remain about the Taycan’s low efficiency and how that affects its charging rate.  Early owners and reviews have found that the Taycan is more efficient than ratings suggest, so how does that affect its actual charge rate?

Nextmove, a German YouTube channel, put the car to the test against the most efficient EV, the Tesla Model 3, to see which one would win: Tesla’s lower peak kW rate and higher efficiency, or Taycan’s higher rate and lower efficiency.

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