…Some Secrets We Think We Know About Tesla’s Model 3

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TeslaHow you like Them Apples: Apple Poaches Fiat Chrysler Exec for Electric Car Dream. Read more ... » is getting ready for its biggest-ever unveiling: the ModelWhen VW unveils e-Up #ElectricCar ... Release scheduled for 2013. Read more ... » 3European cross-continent drive in Tesla Model S soon to be reality. Read more ... », the $35Wow: Best Green Cars in 2015 New Electric Vehicles Hitting the U.S. Market. Read more ... »,000 sedanAston Martin Rapide: Another 800 Horsepower Electric Car. Think it's a "Tesla Killer"?. Read more ... » designed to take electricWhen VW unveils e-Up #ElectricCar ... Release scheduled for 2013. Read more ... » carsermm: Amazon Japan starts selling electric cars. Read more ... » mainstream. As the fateful dateThe Price, release date and spec details of the #BMW i3 electric car. Read more ... » approaches, the companyPluging Hybrid update: 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in: 15Miles EV mode :S. Read more ... » has been dropping hints about what to expect from a project that has been a decade in the making. With just a few days leftIts #2013: Second #Upgraded spec #EV (s) are coming to the market. Lookout for deals! #ElectricVehicle #Green. Read more ... » before the big show, here’s everything we know, as well as a few things we’ll be watching for on March 312017 Gen: Audi's upcoming electric car does 280 miles on a single charge. Read more ... »:
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The Model 3And so it begins: Affordable Tesla announced "Accelerating Sustainable Transport". Read more ... » will be about 20Electric: BMW says next electric i car in “final stages”. Read more ... » percent smaller than the Model SFinally : A Tesla Model S Test Drive by evmeerkat #electricCar London Ride. Read more ... », or roughly the size of an AudiVolkswagen To Roll Out More Electric and Plug-In Cars By 2020. Read more ... » A4, said Chief Executive Officer Elon MuskTesla Planning Grid Storage As Part Of Supercharger Expansion. Read more ... ». The A4 is a five-seater that feels a bit roomier than some of its rivals in the compact luxury category. (The Model 3 will compete with BMWermm: Amazon Japan starts selling electric cars. Read more ... »’s 3 series in the class of entry luxury cars). Backseat riders might gain some leg room because an electric driveLand Rover reveals EV-hybrid concepts. Read more ... »-train obviates the need for a transmission tunnel, the hump in the middle of the floor. There’s also no enginePluging Hybrid update: 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in: 15Miles EV mode :S. Read more ... » in an electric carWhen VW unveils e-Up #ElectricCar ... Release scheduled for 2013. Read more ... », and Tesla likes to useUSA: Nissan confirms 2 new plug-in vehicles will be added to future lineup. Read more ... » that empty space for a “frunk”—front trunk—for extra storage. Will that feature survive in the smaller Model 3?
Ready to Ride
The Model 3 is now the company’s top priority and is “going to be probably the most profound car that we make,” according to Musk. At this week’s event, a working prototype will be ready onsite to take reporters for “a quick spin,” according to invitations sent out March 15BMW i3 EV to Offer 50 Percent More Range for 2017. Read more ... ». Musk had previously indicated he might not show the full car, which won’t officially go on sale until late 2017. It will be interesting to see how “finished” the prototype is and determine how much is still being worked out.
A Mini Model S?
The biggest unknown about the Model 3 is its look. Will it have the distinctive oval front end of the Model S or the tight-lipped mouth of the Model XWow: Best Green Cars in 2015 New Electric Vehicles Hitting the U.S. Market. Read more ... »? What about those huge windshields? Tesla may have given a clue with the invitations, which feature pictures of the Model S, the Model X, and a silhouette in place of the Model 3. As some Tesla watchers have pointed out, the silhouette is a perfect match for the Model S. So was the image just a Photoshop trick, or will the Model 3 look very much like a shorter version of the Model S? When asked via e-mail if the company would like to clarify, a Tesla spokesperson simply replied: “Ha.”

Tesla is reportedly already taking reservationsTesla Model X reservations reach 13,000. Read more ... » from employees looking to buyermm: Amazon Japan starts selling electric cars. Read more ... » the Model 3 and will offerWarrantywise to offer cover for electric cars. Read more ... » the rest of usFiat electric 500 sells for same as combustion models. Read more ... » the same chance at its showrooms on the morning of March 31, before the unveiling. Online reservations at the newly acquired domain Tesla.comTesla has come up with a charging Python snake thing... Creepy or cool?. Read more ... » begin at the start of the event—8Electric Car and Plug-in Hybrid. Read more ... »:302017 Gen: Audi's upcoming electric car does 280 miles on a single charge. Read more ... » p.m. West Coast timeClara Ford: What if we told you that this modern day ( #ElectricCar) miracle is almost 100 years old?. Read more ... ». A deposit of $1Tesla Model 3: Everything we know about the 'electric car of the people'. Read more ... »,000 is required upThe e-up! This fall of 2013: Volkswagen Unveils Its First Production Electric Car. Read more ... » front, but it’s refundable at any time.

Even if Tesla’s late 2017 delivery goal is successful—a big if, given the company’s record of missing deadlines—it could still be a while before production ramps up. Whenever deliveries start, reservations from previous Tesla owners and those buying highly optioned versions of the car will be first in line. In other words, get those deposits in as soonThe e-up! This fall of 2013: Volkswagen Unveils Its First Production Electric Car. Read more ... » as you can if you wantFiat electric 500 sells for same as combustion models. Read more ... » a Model 3 in the near future.

No Signature Series
Unlike Tesla’s premiumLEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review. Read more ... » luxury cars, the Model 3 won’t come in a souped-up Signature Series. Don’t worry, though. The carmaker will still be happy to take your money for upgradesUSA: 2014 Nissan Leaf will get smallest of upgrades compared to 2013. Read more ... », possibly including a bigger batteryWhen VW unveils e-Up #ElectricCar ... Release scheduled for 2013. Read more ... », all-wheel driveLEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review. Read more ... », autopilot, and ludicrousAston Martin Rapide: Another 800 Horsepower Electric Car. Think it's a "Tesla Killer"?. Read more ... » speedWhen VW unveils e-Up #ElectricCar ... Release scheduled for 2013. Read more ... ». In February, Musk expressed regret over how a hefty $140,000 Signature Series priceThe innovators: cheaper batteries could help electric cars hit the mainstream. Read more ... » tag became associated with the Model X SUVEv competition - more choice for customer? Porsche plans electric car to challenge Tesla. Read more ... » before the rollout of the $80USA: 2014 Nissan Leaf will get smallest of upgrades compared to 2013. Read more ... »,000 base version. Tesla has been careful to brand the newKia’s electric car on sale in 2014 – but will it be for UK?. Read more ... » Model 3 as a $35,000 car and will want to keep it that way, even if the average bill ends up closer to $50The cheaper battery: Bosch invents new electric car battery to double mileage. Read more ... »,000.

Free RangeToo good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... »
Tesla promises a range of at least 200 milesCheapest Electric Car Lease: Acenta 30kW 5dr £276/mth on 3+35 term and 10k/annum. Read more ... » per chargeWhen VW unveils e-Up #ElectricCar ... Release scheduled for 2013. Read more ... ». If it offers the same 60Formula E aims to spark interest in electric cars. Read more ... » kilowatt hourLighter, better density electric battery for small #electricCar is SmartBatt's goal. Read more ... » lithium-ionLEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review. Read more ... » battery packAnother Volvo Success: Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid - highest safety score ever for an electrified car in Euro NCAP. Read more ... » planned for the 2017 Chevy BoltNissan's 60-kWh, 200-Mile Battery Pack: What We Know So Far. Read more ... », its range could beat that mileWhen VW unveils e-Up #ElectricCar ... Release scheduled for 2013. Read more ... »-marker considerably, based on the Model 3’s small size and the performanceAnother Volvo Success: Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid - highest safety score ever for an electrified car in Euro NCAP. Read more ... » of other, larger Teslas. It’s even conceivable that Tesla could meet its 200-mile goal with a cheaper 50 kWh pack. On the flip side, upgrades could allow for batteriesNissan Will Make More EV Batteries in the UK, Along with New Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » as big as the 90 kWh pack currently available on the Model S.
There Will Only Be One (For Now).
Despite some speculation to the contrary, only one car is to be unveiled this week: the Model 3 sedan. Rumors circulated that Tesla might also announce a crossover vehicleWhen VW unveils e-Up #ElectricCar ... Release scheduled for 2013. Read more ... », but the company says this event will focus exclusively on the Model 3. The Model 3’s skateboard chassis will be usedNissan Will Make More EV Batteries in the UK, Along with New Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » for additional modelsermm: Amazon Japan starts selling electric cars. Read more ... » later, beginning with the popular crossover class, according to the company. (One person not likely to be seen at the Model 3 unveiling: Tesla’s former chief spokesman, Ricardo Reyes. He left the company just two weeks before the unveiling; neither Reyes nor the company has offered an explanation.)
All-New Platform
This will be Tesla’s third autoPluging Hybrid update: 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in: 15Miles EV mode :S. Read more ... » platform: the RoadsterNew Tesla Roadster coming in 2017. Read more ... », the Model S and X, and now the Model 3. To make the Model 3 affordableNissan's 60-kWh, 200-Mile Battery Pack: What We Know So Far. Read more ... » and adaptable, Tesla had to start from the ground up. “For better or worse, most of Model 3 has to be new,” Chief TechnologyNissan Will Make More EV Batteries in the UK, Along with New Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » Officer JB Straubel said in October. “It’s a new batteryRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... » architecture, it’s a new motor technology, brand newGetting Tesla Model S: Costs Comparison Lease Vs New Vs PreOwned options. Read more ... » vehicle structure. It’s a lotHello Electric Car: Event Introduces Area Drivers to Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » of workHow you like Them Apples: Apple Poaches Fiat Chrysler Exec for Electric Car Dream. Read more ... ».” Straubel, Musk, and Jason Wheeler, Telsa’s new chief financial officer, have stressed how much the Model 3 has been designed for ease of manufacturing in order to move quickly and cheaply into mass production numbers. Question: How much of the car will be made of lightweight aluminum vs. cheaper steel?

About Those New Batteries
The new battery’s composition will particularly interest electric vehicleRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... » watchers because it accounts for a third of each car’s price tag. Any significant improvementsUSA: Confirmed: 2015 Chevrolet Volt Has Larger Battery, Drivers May See More Range. Read more ... » in costPluging Hybrid update: 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in: 15Miles EV mode :S. Read more ... » or energy densityNew battery gen: Sakti3 demonstrates impressive energy density with solid-state battery cells. Read more ... » could help push the entire industry forward. In a February earnings call, Musk assured investors that Tesla’s massive battery factory in Nevada is on schedule and will be producing both battery cells and finished packs by the end of this year. “You shouldn’t worry about the Gigafactory as a constraint,” Musk said.

At What US Price?
The basic Model 3 will cost $35,000 before governmentBusinessGreen: UK offers £10m prize for new electric car batteries. Read more ... » incentivesElectric car sales at record high in UK, figures show. Read more ... », which in the U.S. range from $7Electric Car and Plug-in Hybrid. Read more ... »,500 to more than $13Tesla has turned electric car range anxiety into range curiosity. Read more ... »,000, depending on the state. Tesla’s federal incentives will begin to phase out when the company reaches 200,000 in cumulative U.S. sales—probably in 2018, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That could reduce the chance of anyone getting their hands on a Tesla for less than $30,000, as initial deliveries will be for pricier versions of the car.

 

From Bloomberg: http://www2016 Chevy Volt Is Quieter, Handles Better, Says Latest Teaser Video. Read more ... ».bloomberg.com/newsUSA: Confirmed: 2015 Chevrolet Volt Has Larger Battery, Drivers May See More Range. Read more ... »/articles/2016-03-29BMW battery facelift to 2017 i3 model. Read more ... »/the-17UK set to see rapid rise of electric car superchargers in 2014. Read more ... »-secrets-we-think-we-know-about-tesla-s-model-3

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