#Tesla #Car – Tesla Model 3 release date, news and features – Tesla was founded 13 years ago and shipped its first car in 2008 – the Roadster. At a base price of $109,000 (£86,950, AU$191,888), it was a long shot away from Elon Musk’s vision of an affordable EV.
It took four years before the first Model S reached buyers, which now starts at $70,000 (£50,000, AU$97,245) before incentives and is still not very cheap.
Now that the Model S and X are out the door, Tesla is ready to unveil its first affordable car – the Model 3. Sadly, the Model 3 doesn’t insert itself between the S and X, so there’s a missed textual seduction opportunity.
Cut to the chase
What is it? Tesla’s most affordable EV
What’s the range? US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rated 215 miles, at least
How do I reserve one? The Tesla stores and website are accepting reservations with a $1,000 deposit
When it is out? Deliveries begin next year
What will it cost? Starting at $35,000 (£30,000) base
How fast is it? 0-60 mph will at least be under 6 seconds
What is it?
The Model 3 is the first affordable Tesla, starting at $35,000 (£30,000) before any government tax incentives. It should qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit for US buyers, which brings the price below $30,000 before state incentives, if you’re among the early reservations.
The tax credit is only available for the first 200,000 EVs sold by each manufacturer. Tesla claimed over 115,000 pre-orders already, so you may not meet the cut-off.source:technofres