We are living in an era where technology has taken over almost everything. We are looking to make new things with enhanced technology and features in order to make the life of humans easy on this planet. When it comes to cars, they have provided us the facility to travel at a very decent pace. The distance that took days to cover in the past is now only a few hours for us. Tesla Inc is among the prolific car manufacturers, and there is a big debate surrounding their car Tesla Model 3. In this article, we will have an overview of with it might offer.
Intro to Tesla Model 3
The Tesla officials announced on March 31, 2016, about their Model 3 which was in the category of all-electric cars. It is a four-door compact sedan that will be made and marketed by Tesla Incorporation. It is said that the car will hit the speed of 215 miles which is 346 kilometers. It seems pretty high speed in terms of all-electric cars. According to the manufacturers, the price of the base model in America will be somewhere around $35000. It is said to be among the first cars that will feature a barren dashboard. There is an exception of a center touchscreen LCD.
Recently, in July 2017, the production of Model 3 has started on a limited scale. The official launch will be on 28th July where 30 customers are expected to get their hands on the Tesla 3. The production will increase with the time and until December 2017, 20000 cars per month will be made.
When it comes to popularity, one can state it through the fact that the week after the unveiling, the company had 325,000 reservations of the model! It is three times more than the Tesla Model S sedans they sold in 2015. By the end of May, it was expected that company had around 4 to 5 lakh reservations. However, no official count has been given.
The car has been under development for some time. Back in 2013, the design chief of the company, Franz von Holzhausen, told the media that the Model 3 would be great when it comes to design. One may say that it is a mixture of Audi A4, BMW 3-series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The manufacturers are looking to provide people range, affordability and performance and everything at just around 30 t0 35 thousand USD.
The technology will be taken from Model S, but it does not state the fact that it will be all the same. Model 3 is around 20% smaller. Therefore, they will have to incorporate things in an appropriate manner at which they are working. According to Tesla’s CTO JB Straubel, most of the engineers in Tesla were trying to enhance Model 3 rather than S or X. However, the design is final, and if there are further changes, you can expect them to be in the further version of Model 3.
There is a glass roof developed by Tesla Glass and was introduced on Model S late in 2016. It can be seen in Model 3.
There are different versions that are expected to come in Tesla Model 3. Here, we will discuss the features that the base models will offer to you.
It is said that the car will reach over 215 miles speed range so you can hit the 346 KM meter with that. With 113 inches wheelbase, you can expect a decent range of control over the car. It has a complete self-driving hardware which they have used as the standard active safety in order to ensure the security of the passengers and drivers. It is a rear wheel drive model that can reach from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 5.6 seconds. If you increase it a bit to kilometers, it takes just 5.8 seconds to hit 100 KM from 0 for Model 3.
The rear roof is just a piece of glass, and the car offers you a chance to operate on worldwide electrical voltage and amperage. So, you can charge it anywhere in the world. There is a supercharging capability which allows you to have 400 kWh supercharging credit per year.
The Model 3 has been in Tesla’s circulation since 2007. It was then the company planned about it and codenamed the vehicle like the Tesla BlueStar. According to some sources, it was said to be the Model E, but due to the fact that Ford holds the trademark on the name, it was shifted. There were 3 bars or dashes in front of “Model” which led to E and later, as the “3 dashes” was bars stylization and was opposition from Adidas for their logo, in early 2017, it was changed to Model 3.
In short, the Tesla Model 3 is a great advancement in all-electric cars. The design of the vehicle is said to be exquisite and looking at the features, along with consideration that it is an all-electric car, one can say that it is remarkable. However, the performance can only be judged once it is up and on the road.