Tesla released the Model 3 in March of 2017. It is their least expensive electric car to date, starting at $35,000. The Model 3 has a range of 220 miles and can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.6 seconds. The Model 3 is one of the most anticipated cars in history. More than 500,000 people have placed $1000 deposits for the car. Tesla has already received over $10 billion in pre-orders for the Model 3.
Comparison with Model S:
The Tesla Model 3 will be 18% smaller than the Model S, but will still seat five people comfortably. The front hood doesn’t have an engine hiding under it as all other Models do; it’s just a plain hood with nothing inside of it which creates more passenger room and gives the car a very unique look compared to other sedans on the road today. Even though there is no engine under that front hood, Tesla promises that the Model 3 will still go zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds.
Some of its features:
One of the most notable features of the Model 3 is that there are no traditional gauges. That’s right, not even a speedometer! All you will find inside of the car are two iPad-like screens; one in front of the driver and one in the center of the dash for all passengers to see. One screen will show information like speed, battery life, odometer readings, etc. The other screen will be able to pull up any media that you would like on it. Want to watch Netflix? Go ahead. How about checking out some YouTube videos? You can do anything your heart desires on those screens because they’re touch-sensitive just like an iPhone or Android tablet would be today. They’re also completely voice-activated. You can change the temperature, start the car, lock all doors, and much more with just your voice.
Autopilot Hardware Feature:
Another notable feature about the Model 3 is that it will come equipped with standard Autopilot hardware. This means that future software updates could give the car additional self-driving features and capabilities. Tesla also promises that every Model 3 will receive over-the-air updates for free at least four times a year so you always have access to new features and functionalities as they become available in the future.
The biggest question surrounding this vehicle is when will it start showing up on roads across America? Tesla has already started shipping out some of its fleet to employees who work for high-profile companies such as Google and Disney. They will be using those vehicles as part of a test pilot program to see how the cars perform in real-world situations and determine if any improvements need to be made before they start shipping out $35,000 orders.
The biggest question that everyone has is: How long will it take for my car to arrive after I place an order? There’s no simple answer because Tesla has never had this many orders at one time before. As soon as they figure it out, we’ll let you know! A safe estimate would be between six and twelve months from now or even longer depending on what options you choose with your purchase.