Tesla Model 3: Everything We Need to Know

The finished Model 3 of Tesla will be revealed in July. And Tesla is gearing up for it.

It was in March when Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, announced the car. However, the production version of the Model 3 will be shown off by the company in July. Around 400,000 clients who preordered the Model 3 will be given a chance to see the final version in July. And the distributions will begin at the end of 2017.

Tesla’s Model 3 will have at least four colors namely: Black, Metallic Gray, Silver, and Red.

Here are the things you must know about Tesla’s Model 3:

Affordability

For the Model 3, affordability is the big selling point of Tesla. It is said that its price, before tax incentives, starts at $35,000. However, the final price will be more than $40,000 for customers who want to have a full experience of the Model 3.

It is not clear if the customers who purchase Model 3 will be qualified for the federal tax incentive which runs around $7,500. It is usually only applied to the 1st 200,000 sold cars of the manufacturer. The company did not make any assurances about the tax incentive on its website.

In 2015, around 50,000 cars were sold by Tesla. In 2016, they sold 80,000 cars. At the end of this year, the company will be cutting it around 200,000 cars. The Model 3 will also be able to drive around 215 miles on every charge. This makes the $35,000 cost pretty worth it.

Full Autonomy Sensors

The new Model 3 will have 12 ultrasonic sensors, 1 radar sensor, 8 cameras, and a new NVidia Drive PX2 supercomputer. This new supercomputer will support Enhanced Autopilot, the 2nd-gen autopilot system of Tesla.

According to the company, the 2nd-gen autopilot system will enable the vehicle to change lanes automatically without any input from the driver, park itself, merge off and on highways, and match its speed to the conditions of the traffic. Model 3 owners can also call the vehicle in a complicated environment such as a crowded parking lot.

The Enhanced Autopilot features will cost an additional $5,000 to be activated. However, the basic safety features will have no cost. The new hardware will also allow the vehicles to drive themselves, according to Tesla. However, this feature will cost another $5,000 to activate. 

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