Tesla Model 3 News

  • Tesla starts delivery of Chinese-made Model 3 sedans on December 30, 2019

    The first batch of cars were delivered to Tesla employees.

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    Tesla scraps advanced air suspension planned for Model 3

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that an air suspension won't come to the Model 3, backtracking on a promise made in 2017.

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    Tesla Model 3 owner implants key chip in forearm

    A Telsa Model 3 owner dissolved her car's key card, embedded it in biopolymer, and had it implanted in her arm.

  • Tesla Model 3 pickup truck 'Truckla'
    Meet the woman who turned a Tesla Model 3 into a pickup truck

    Simone Giertz has built a pickup truck based on the Tesla Model 3 electric car.

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    Tesla Model 3 Standard Range dropped from ordering website, new leasing program available

    In February, Tesla delivered on its long-awaited promise of offering a $35,000 Model 3. Named the Standard Range, the car finally went on sale to give fans the most-affordable option possible. On Thursday, Tesla announced it's making that car much harder to buy. The electric car maker has removed...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3 in Tesla assembly plant parking lot, Fremont, CA, November 2017
    Tesla cuts 7 percent of workforce

    Tesla on Friday announced in a company email that it has cut 7 percent of its full-time workforce. The move is aimed at getting overheads down so the company can start churning out more affordable Model 3 sedans, namely the promised $35,000 Standard model which will have a 220-mile range. Tesla...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3

    It’s not a hypercar, supercar, or even a sports car, and yet it’s one of the most hyped vehicles of the last decade. The Tesla Model 3 needs no introduction. The linchpin in Tesla’s Master Plan, the Model 3 is supposed to be an affordable, high-volume electric car. It’s not, but it’s the future. Normalizing the future The flagship Model S is a truly a gorgeous car, but the Model 3 isn’t. Step back and absorb the Model 3’s design. The rear three-quarter view is the compact car’s best angle, with a design that’s related to the larger...

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    Tesla Model 3 Performance adds "Track mode," system detailed

    Tesla has officially begun rolling out its awaited "Track mode" for the Tesla Model 3 Performance. The electric-car maker confirmed the release via Twitter on Thursday and released details on how the system works on its website. We learned initial details on the Track mode this past July, but Tesla...

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    Tesla's Chinese plant will initially build Model 3, Model Y

    Tesla a week ago purchased a plot of land near Shanghai to build its Chinese plant. The plant, which will be 100 percent owned by Tesla and have the capacity to build 250,000 vehicles annually initially, will start off building the Model 3 and upcoming Model Y. The information was detailed in a...

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    Tesla increases Model 3 Mid Range price, drops Full Self-Driving option

    Days after announcing a new mid-range Model 3 variant, Tesla has increased the price of the electric car from $45,000 to $46,000. The price hike also follows news that Tesla has dropped the Full Self-Driving option from its online configurator. Tesla told Motor Authority the $1,000 price increase...

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    Tesla now sells Model 3 with 260-mile range, $45,000 sticker

    Tesla late on Thursday started accepting orders for a more affordable Model 3 Mid Range sedan in the United States and Canada. The Mid Range is priced at $45,000 and has a range of 260 miles. That compares to the Model 3 Long Range which is priced at $54,000 and has a range of 310 miles. While the...

  • Jay Leno in 2020 Tesla Roadster
    New Tesla Roadster acceleration makes Jay Leno scream

    In November 2017, Tesla showed us "one more thing" at the company's reveal of its Semi. That "thing" turned out to be the second-generation Roadster, planned for 2020. And at the debut event, Tesla gave depositors their first rides in the future electric sports car. Now, Jay Leno has had his turn...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3

    A new update is likely in store for the Tesla Model 3 Performance in the near future, and owners will have the chance to try out a new "track mode." The news of "track mode," which isn't the final name, first came from tech-focused YouTuber Marques Brownlee, who posted an Instagram video showing the experimental track mode in action. Per the car's mode selector, the track setting tweaks the stability control and powertrain settings. Motor Authority reached out to Tesla to comment on the forthcoming track mode, and a spokesperson confirmed the setting is still under development and provided...

  • Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure
    Tesla Model 3 production booms, automaker reports building 5,000 electric sedans last week

    Tesla took every hour—including a couple extra hours Sunday—to meet its self-imposed deadline of building 5,000 Model 3 electric cars in seven days. The automaker reported Monday that it had concluded the three-month period ending Saturday by building 53,339 vehicles, including 28,578...

  • First Tesla Model 3 AWD Performance produced
    Tesla now building cars in a tent, first AWD performance Model 3 built

    After announcing a 9-percent reduction in its full-time workforce last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Saturday to announce that the company is now producing vehicles on a new general assembly line housed in a tent. In addition, the first Model 3 all-wheel-drive performance model has...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018
    Elon Musk reveals when $35K Tesla Model 3 could start production, admits brake issue

    Tesla's rollout of the Model 3 has been anything but smooth sailing, and thousands of customers are still waiting for one very important Model 3 variant: the base model. It's the car Tesla CEO Elon Musk has consistently promised would come with a $35,000 price tag and 220 miles of range. Now, Musk...

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    AWD Tesla Model 3 detailed, Performance model sprints to 60 in 3.5 seconds

    Tesla is finally ready to give the Model 3 show more go. CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter early Sunday morning to announce specs for all-wheel-drive and Performance versions of the Model 3. Musk tweeted that AWD Model 3s will feature a dual-motor setup similar to the Model S. Reportedly, one motor...

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    Orders start for Tesla Model 3 AWD and performance models this week

    For those eagerly waiting to place their orders for the dual-motor/all-wheel-drive or performance versions of the Tesla Model 3, the time has come. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that orders for both variants will open this week. It's unclear if the decision to open orders this week for...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3

    Despite production delays since first deliveries last July, Tesla finally thinks it will have Model 3s rolling off the line at a steady pace by the start of the third quarter of 2018. Now, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, its production line should be ready to handle dual-motor (all-wheel-drive) variant starting sometime this summer. Musk made the comments on Twitter in response to a tweet from a customer waiting for the dual-motor car. Musk told the user Tesla needs to increase production levels first. As for specifics, Musk added "probably July" for the timeframe. We need to achieve...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Tesla Model 3 hits 60 MPH in 4.66 seconds, passes quarter mile in 13.3

    We know from the Model S that Tesla underquotes the performance of its cars. Heck, we’ve seen a Model S P100D with Ludicrous Plus mode hit 60 mph in a mindboggling 2.389 seconds. So with Tesla stating at the Model 3’s launch last summer that the small electric sedan will do 0-60 mph in...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3 in Tesla assembly plant parking lot, Fremont, CA, November 2017
    EPA rates 2017 Tesla Model 3 at 310 miles of range, now find one

    Step aside, Chevrolet Bolt EV. There's a new king of the (sort of) affordable electric-car segment. Well, maybe the Bolt EV can stay right where it is for two main reasons. First, there are very few Model 3s on the road at this point due to Tesla's problems with "production hell." Second, no early...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017
    Tesla built just 260 Model 3 sedans in Q3 while losing $619M

    It appears Tesla CEO Elon Musk wasn’t lying when he said in October the company was in “production hell” due to problems concerning production of the Model 3 sedan. The company on Wednesday announced its results for the quarter ending September 30 and some of the numbers released...

  • Unplugged Performance Tesla Model 3
    Unplugged Performance readies Tesla Model 3 kits

    Unplugged Performance has yet to actually dive into the world of tuning Tesla's electric cars, but it's arguably made some pretty cool aftermarket parts for its vehicles. Naturally, after tackling the Model S and Model X, it's turning its attention to the Tesla Model 3. Like most Unplugged...

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    Tesla's Musk says air suspension coming to Model 3 in 6 months

    Those eager to get their hands on a Tesla Model 3 may be better off waiting until the options list rounds out a tad more. Right now, a Tesla Model 3 is limited to only a few options such as colors, wheels, and the choice between a short- and long-range variant. In fact, colors other than black cost...

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