Tesla pleases with novelties: immediately following the Model X Tesla SUV was announced a budget price category car. Meet the Tesla Model 3, which release is announced for the first half of 2017!
2017 Tesla Model 3 redesign
Hybrid focuses on the mass segment: in the line of all-electric cars the company’s Model 3 is the most inexpensive of all the options presented. The pricing tag will allow it to compete with the emerging in the same period (and similar cost) the Chevrolet Bolt, as well as going on sale in 2017 BMW M3 and BMW M4.
2017 Tesla Model 3 exterior
According to rumors, to improve the aerodynamics of the car will be taken several measures. First, the back view camera will be the replacement of the mirrors. This idea pursues Tesla motors for a long time, but first they failed to obtain the approval of the National authority for road safety USA (NHTSA). Perhaps this will happen in 2017. It is also worth noting a more effective distribution of air under the bottom, creating a rubber with low rolling resistance tires and many other innovations.
The restyled Tesla is waiting for the narrowing of the wheel arches and the use of special discs, specially developed (they have minimal resistance to air flow). Often such experiments affect the appearance of the car in not the best way, but it is unlikely that the developers will donate the design, given the orientation of the car on the mass segment. However, we’ll know for certain after seeing the first photos of new items.
2017 Tesla Model 3 aerodynamics
The designers adjusted the aerodynamics of the Tesla Model 3 to perfection. Expect light, and even more compact electric cars and efficient aerodynamics. In this issue the manufacturer knows what’s what: Model S, reviews about aerodynamics which mostly delighted, the best proof. The creators strive to minimize the drag coefficient of the body — strap in up to 0.20, which should be the lowest among production cars.
The purpose behind this eagerness is quite obvious: decrease of the coefficient will increase the mileage and reduce the battery consumption to achieve the stated running stock to 320 kilometers (200 mi.). Accordingly, this will allow the use of smaller batteries, thereby reducing production costs of the auto — which is good impact on the target consumer. In addition, the cost of the product is reduced by the cost of production of batteries.
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2017 Tesla Model 3 specs
The founder of Tesla billionaire Elon Musk, is personally announced the release of the budget electrics car in history. 2017 Tesla Model 3 model year, if you believe the rumors, will be able to accelerate over 4 secs to a speed of 60 miles per hour. This new product is slightly inferior to the previous version of the electrics car, taking such acceleration in 3 seconds. This information suggests a less efficient engine.
2017 Tesla Model 3 new battery
At the moment, Tesla is designing a new battery for their electric vehicles. Thanks to this run of the Model 3 should significantly increase the power reserve is estimated at approximately 200 miles (320 kilometers). Because of the reduced size of the electric motor in the Tesla Model 3 will be more cargo space and seats for passengers inside the cabin.
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2017 Tesla Model 3 interior
Tesla 3 Interior will be improved by minimizing the size of the motor.
In parallel with the development of the new car, Tesla is busy creating its own new factory and the chemical composition of the battery. According to forecasts, this will reduce the cost of batteries by 30%. When developing the new model, the manufacturer refused Model S base — Tesla Model 3 is a completely new platform, which will further grow multiple branches (including crossover and coupe).
2017 Tesla Model 3 price
The pricing tag for Tesla Model 3 2017 model year will be approximately 35 thousand dollars, which, given the high-quality filling of the electrics vehicle is more than affordable cost. It was suggested that the Model 3 will have three variations.
The initial level, price is 35 thousand dollars, the mileage per charge is 354 km (220 mi.), the battery capacity of 44 kW•h;
Dual motor version, full drive, price is 44 thousand dollars, mileage: 515 km (320 mi.), the battery capacity of 66 kW•h;
Executive version with two engines, price — 66 thousand dollars, distance 482 km (300 mi.)
2017 Tesla Model 3 release date
Alas, while this information is not confirmed. Production of the Model 3 is expected to start in China to avoid import duties and other additional costs to Chinese buyers. The Chinese market for Tesla motors could be a windfall — that is where electric cars, because of bad ecological situation in the cities, are the most popular. Release is announced for the first half of 2017.
Release date: first half of 2017
2017 Tesla Model 3 video review