It has been dubbed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk that the car manufacturer is the automobile company of the future. Furthermore, it promises to bring forth an electrical revolution towards the automotive industry. At the time of writing, the California-based automaker still has a handful of vehicles on the road as compared to the likes of other firms within the industry such as Ford and General Motors. However, if Musk will have its way, his company’s recently announced Model 3 will drastically change the way the game is played.
What to Know About the Tesla Model 3
According to the FAQ page found at the Tesla website, “It’s going to be awesome.” At the moment, details pertaining to the vehicle are still quite sparse but the automaker promises to divulge more information about it as the they get closer towards the date of production, in which it is slated to begin by the end of 2017.
However, there are already some information that has been released already with regards to the Tesla Model 3. For one, the base model is supposed to cost US$35,000 and it will have seating that will be able to accommodate five adults. It is said that it can accelerate from 0 to 100-kilometers-per-hour in under six seconds and it will reportedly have two trunks (one in the front and one in the back). It is reported that it will come with Autopilot capabilities, but speculations state that opting to have this feature will cost more. Also, it can allegedly travel approximately 345-kilometers on a single, full charge. There are also images that have already surfaced around the Internet as to what the Model 3 will look like. However, these initial designs may differ (slightly or aggressively) from that of the final product.
With the sort of range that the Model 3 is reported to bring, drivers will be able to drive safely to work, run a few errands, then drive back home before having to charge your car (which can easily be done by just basically plugging the vehicle into a wall socket).
Some do question the Tesla vehicle’s road trip capabilities. Since it is reported to go approximately 345-kilometers on a full charge, that would basically have about the same distance when travelling from Toronto to Windsor, Canada. It is also stated that the Model 3 will be able to handle a decent day’s drive. However, should you be planning a long trip, then you might need to plan to stop overnight to give the car a charge.