Following the S and the X, Elon Musk is now ready to introduce to us a new, more affordable, and fairly compact electric car with the all-new Tesla Model 3. Designed to give the mid-size sedan buyers an electric alternative, the Model 3 will start at around $35,000 before incentives.
Well, that is what Tesla is planning, and as we know from their previous endeavors they are still not what you call a profitable business. So there is a chance that by the time the 2018 Tesla Model 3 hit the market it is going to cost a lot more than that.
At any rate, Tesla Model 3 looks on paper like a promising little electric car. It is a major departure from the norm in terms of design, going a completely different route than Model S and Model X. It doesn’t look as fancy as the other Teslas, but it’s pretty good for a car that’s supposed to cost 35 grand and rival the likes of BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C Class.
As with any electric car, it is not the looks that is going to sell the car, but the zero-emission powertrain. The Model 3 comes with a high efficiency electric motor – details of which are yet to be released – that will deliver a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of less than six seconds and a range of over 200 miles. It is also all-wheel-drive and comes with the latest safety and connectivity systems.
Yes, it is looking good. We have to say though, the interior looks awfully boring as it doesn’t feature a dashboard as such. All the dials, buttons and instruments seem to be crammed into a giant touchscreen. You ‘ll have nothing to look at except this big slab of glass in your journeys.