The Model 3 is an all-electric four door luxury sedan from the all-electric automaker Tesla.  The Model 3 features either a 220-mile range from a 50 kW battery or 310-mile range from a 75 kW battery.  With a 258 horsepower rear-mounted motor, the Model 3 accelerates from zero to sixty miles per hour in just 5.6 seconds (5.1 seconds with the larger 310-mile battery).  The Model 3 recharges at a rate of 30 miles of range per hour of charging with a Level 2 charger that can be installed at home.  For long distance trips, the Model 3 has access to Tesla’ network of Superchargers, and can recharge as much as 130 miles of range in as little as 20 minutes.  Standard features include a 15-inch touchscreen center display with onboard maps and navigation, automatic emergency braking and collision avoidance, eight airbags, electronic stability and traction control, Wi-Fi and LTE internet connectivity, voice activated controls, and keyless entry.  Option upgrades include premium heated seating, 12-way power adjustable front seats, premium audo system, LED fog lamps, Enhanced Autopilot, and Autonomous Driving Capability.  Between the frunk and fold-down rear seats, the Model 3 has a total of 15 cubic feet of cargo volume, and seats five.  The Tesla Model 3 comes standard with an 8 year/100,000 mile battery warranty for the 50 kW pack, and an 8 year/120,000 mile battery warranty for the 75 kW pack.

  • Vehicle Type: Cars, Four-Door Sedan
  • Drivetrain: EV
  • Electric Range: 220 mi
  • Top Speed: 140 mph
  • Number of Seats: 5
  • Connector Type(s):
  • Price (USD): $35,000
  • Vehicle Website: Tesla Model 3
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11 comments on “Tesla Model 3”
  1. John says:

    Fantastic looking car and great performance features,but price is too high.
    How much cost full electric loading? Are we going to build anther atomic electric power station to power those cares?
    I have some better idea how to power electric cars free of charge please contact Mr. Elon Mask.

  2. John says:

    Touch controls for commonly used functions while driving is the dumbest thing in the world. How can Tesla think this is a good idea?
    – John from

  3. Derk Wiliams says:

    Question ? About how long does a fully charged battery last, miles, hours ? How long does it take to recharge your battery if its almost empty ?. Where do you recharge your battery when you are on a trip?

  4. bill bess says:

    I finally saw the new 3 at the Tesla Service Center in Portland, OR. I am on the waiting list for one. It is a beautiful auto! The “hood” line is very functional; it guides air around the fender, back, towards the front discs, providing additional cooling air to those discs. I suggested that Tesla apply a small piece of chrome trim along this line and adjacent to the Tesla symbol. The Service manager liked this idea. RED! (my nickname for my S- Red Electric Devil Enjoy your Tesla.

  5. says:

    Does the model 3 have a back-up camera and keyless start?

    1. The specs listed at Car Connection, Electrek and elsewhere all claim both the back up camera and keyless entry/start come standard. According to the Tesla 3 page, , the camera is not listed as a standard safety or convenience spec. So we called Tesla for you (and for us!) to get clarification. They confirm that ALL Tesla models come standard with back-up / rear facing cameras. Thanks for the question. – The Plug In America Team

  6. morganne says:

    does the Tesla Model 3 have a hatchback?

    1. jim Stack says:

      It’s not a hatch back like the model S. It a rather large trunk opening and the seat fold down making it roomy for stuff but it’s more like a regular trunk. (Link to picture below)
      PS It does have a front trunk FRUNK too..

  7. Nathanael says:

    Test drives will not be available for a few months since Tesla has a very very long pre-order reservation list, and they want to deliver cars to those people before sending cars to stores. After they’ve gotten through some of that list, test drives will be available at any Tesla store. Probably in a couple of months.

    Yes, California has a rebate program — the current California rebates are listed on this website.

  8. Phyllis McNeese says:

    where canI test drive a tesla 3 and does CA have a rebate program?

    1. jim Stack says:

      Phyllis, I don’t know of any test drives you can get yet on the model 3. You would have to know a owner who got an early delivery and works at Tesla or Space X. A few non employees are just stating to get them with deliveries in early January so you may find someone soon who will give you a ride and perhaps let you drive the model 3.

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