The Tesla Model 3, the least expensive all-electric car has been officially launched and the first set of models are already getting delivered to the respective buyers.
There’s a huge demand for these cars but production will be carried out at a controlled pace and deliveries will be done throughout the next two years based on priority.
When it comes to all-electric cars, mileage is what any buyer would look forward to know before they invest in a completely new technology. Elon Musk under his Tesla brand has already broke the conventional style by introducing the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV. These cars are very expensive and hardly fall within the budget category which paved way for the Model 3 cars.
In a recent announcement, CEO of the company, Elon Musk who is known for his interesting tweets which are usually pertaining to the technology developed by the company and the EV cars from Tesla brand confirmed the battery sizes. According to his statement, the base Model 3 will be able to go for 220 miles on a single charge which should be a decent number for most buyers. After all, most will use the car for their daily office commute and it should also cover any local trips they might undergo.
The base model is powered by a 50kWh battery while for those who need to go much longer without having to hit a charging point, Tesla will also offer 310-mile Long Range model. This particular model will be powered by a much bigger 75 kWh battery. On paper, both these models considering the pricing sounds like a good bet. Out of the two, the long range model will be the fastest of the lot as it can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 5.1 seconds with a top speed pegged at 140mph.
A high performance version of the Model 3 will be launched later. In other news, the company confirmed that they are working on the Model Y which is an all-electric pickup. The particular model is set for launch in 2019 and is still in its early stages of production. Tesla has also planned to launch trucks, buses which will be equipped with autonomous driving technology. The engineers are working hard to make sure autonomous driving is available in all their cars within the next five years or so.
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