Charging Ahead!

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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 company has released its Model 3, the long-promised affordable version of its innovative electric vehicle. It costs half as much as the cars Tesla has made before – but won’t arrive until at least 2018.

The standard $35,000 Model 3 has a 220-mile range, five-seats, and can hit 131 miles per hour for a price equivalent to the median US car. The more powerful $44,000 long-range version can travel 310 miles on a single charge.

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Like every Tesla vehicle, Model 3 combines real world range, performance, safety and spaciousness into a premium saloon that only Tesla can build. The intelligent design maximizes interior space to comfortably fit five adults and all of their gear. The high-efficiency powertrain provides zero to 60 mph acceleration in as little as 5.1 seconds. Designed to achieve the highest safety ratings in every category, the electric car is being billed for consumer-friendly option and is Tesla’s cheapest vehicle to date. The four-door sedan is equipped with autonomous, “autopilot” manoeuvring and supercharging capabilities across Tesla’s nationwide network of chargers.

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The minute you step inside the car, you realise you’re in for a new sort of experience. The auto’s elegant flush door handles swivel into your palm with the light press of a thumb. And while the car doesn’t have a key, or a key fob,it syncs to your phone through a Bluetooth connection and will automatically unlock as you approach.

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Unlike Tesla’s earlier versions, the newmodel is built to be a daily driver, with plenty of door pockets, cup-holders, and console storage. The premium heated seating and cabin materials throughout, including open pore wood décor and two rear USBs, feel different than leather, but not inferior.

The bigger battery is a game-changer.Another indicator of Tesla’s battery and efficiency improvements is its weight. It’s only 150 pounds more than the Mercedes C-Class, even though it’s actually a smidge bigger and has more passenger and trunk space.    – Source: Press Release