Tesla has unveiled the Model 3 at its design studio in Hawthorne, California. The Model 3 will be available for just $35,000 (before govt incentives), making it the most affordable Tesla the company has ever made.
The company has started to accept orders for the car including from India, at a refundable deposit of 1000$, and the orders have now crossed 150,000. Deliveries to begin late 2017. However, the company hasn’t issued any statement of an official entry to India.
Adding several more countries to Model 3 order page tonight. Check for details, but will include India, Brazil, SA, SK, NZ, Sing & Ireland.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 31, 2016
The complete tech details of the Model 3 hasn’t been shared yet, but here are some. The Model 3 is a 5 seater and can do 215 miles (346 km approx) on a full charge. It can accelerate 0-60 mph (0-96 kmh) in just under 6 seconds. Model 3 has Autopilot safety feature, and the car has received a 5 star rating in terms of safety, and Tesla claims it’s the safest car in its class. The Model 3 also comes with Supercharger technology for long distance travel.
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The interiors of the Model 3 has been kept very minimalistic, and features a large 15″ touchscreen and a panoramic sun roof and we assume pretty much everything will be controlled via the touchscreen like its bigger sibling the Model S. The Model 3 doesn’t even have an instrument cluster, and the speed is displayed at the upper left corner of the touchscreen. Talking about the size, the Model 3 will be 20% smaller than the Model S, and if you ask how much smaller exactly, well we don’t have the numbers yet, but for reference, as small as an Audi A4. The Model 3 apparently has a drag co-efficient lower than 0.2. Tesla plans to have 7,200 superchargers by the end of 2017 in Europe, North America and Asia. Your thoughts below please.