Announced as the most significant car of the digital age, model 2018 Tesla Model 3 has been unveiled by the company. It is one of the most anticipated vehicles of all time. By simply showing off a close-to-production prototype, the company received nearly 400,000 pre-orders worth more than $10 billion. No other automaker has made such an achievement.
The California based electric car maker, Tesla’s ambition is undeniable. This automaker has set the goal of rescinding the car industry’s existing state and accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. This model represents the carmaker’s first effort to build an affordable sedan for the mainstream consumer.
2018 Tesla Model 3 – New Flagship Model
The exterior design of 2018 Tesla Model 3 is sleek, with simple lines and a sporty, ground-hugging stance. Characterized by a low hood, which is made possible because an electric motor is markedly smaller than a gasoline- or diesel-burning engine. Dimensionally, the car is 184.8 inches long, 72.8 inches wide and 56.8 inches high, with a 113.2-inch wheelbase.
The tall, arched roofline clears up a generous amount of space for five passengers inside. The fascia is simplified, and sitting high on the nose of the bumper is the Tesla “T” badge.
The new headlight design, thin headlight graphics and daytime running lights adding a few extra visual layers with LED technology lighting. The back-end is styled with horizontal lights connected by a strip of chrome trim. The body of the 2018 Tesla Model 3 is constructed of a steel unit-body with aluminum panels. The vehicle also rides on 18-inch wheels, and 19-inch alloys are available at an extra cost.
Exterior paint options start with the Solid Black as standard and a choice of five optional colors, such as Midnight Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Silver Metallic, Pearl White Multi-Coat, and Red Multi-Coat for an additional charge.
The inside of 2018 Tesla Model 3 has a traditional look with simple greys and blacks for the upholstery. The 15-inch, TV-like touchscreen on the dashboard also includes various infotainment options.
Its standard features include cloth upholstery, Wi-Fi connectivity, auto-dimming rearview mirror navigation, voice controls, a backup camera, 60/40 rear seats, dual-zone climate control, and two USB ports in the front console.
2018 Tesla Model 3 – Powertrain and Tesla-branded Supercharger
The 2018 Tesla Model 3 will offer two options for its drivetrain: the standard and the Long Range version. The standard version has an EPA estimated max 220-mile range between charges. In terms of performance, it goes from 0-60mph in 5.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 130 mph. When plugged into a Tesla-branded Supercharger it can get 130 miles of range in about 30 minutes. Alternatively, it can be plugged into an at-home charger with a 240-volt outlet for 30 miles of range per hour.
The Long Range version offers an EPA estimated driving range of 310 miles. When plugged into a Supercharger it can get 170 miles every 30 minutes. Also, the 37 miles per hour from a 240-volt source. It can accelerate from 0-to-60 mph in 5.1 seconds while its top speed is 140 mph.
The standard equipment required for keeping those batteries topped off includes a 240-volt NEMA 14-50 adapter, as well as a 120-volt NEMA 5-15 adapter and a J1772 public charging adapter for plugging into the Supercharger network.
Price and Estimated Date of Release
The price for 2018 Tesla Model 3 is set at $35,000. The long-range version will cost $44,000 before incentives. The buyers who pay a deposit for the Model 3 today then they should expect delivery at the middle of 2018.
Summing it up
The 2018 Tesla Model 3 key competitors in the market include Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan Leaf, BMW 3 Series Plug-In and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In. However, this car has several interesting features that help it stand out in a crowd.