Ten things to know about the new Tesla Model 3

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Elon Musk has revealed the Tesla Model 3, the practical Electric vehicle for the masses writes Geraldine Herbert

  • Tesla’s new Model 3 is the first affordable electric car from the company and goes on sale in December 2017.
  • The Model 3 is priced at $35,000 (£24,596).
  • The entry level car will do 0-60 in less than 6 seconds, with versions that go “much faster” and range will be in the region of 215 miles
  • The Model 3 will come in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive version
  • Within 24 hours of launching over 198,000 orders have been placed with Tesla from interested buyers
  • Similar to the Model S, the Model 3 will feature a front and rear boot and will comfortably seat five adults.
  • Rivals include the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class.
  • The roof is entirely made from glass and is designed to block UV rays and manage heat.
  • Autopilot and high-speed Supercharging come as standard.
  • The car is made from a blend of lightweight aluminum and cheaper steel.

Watch Elon Musk unveil the Tesla Model 3

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Geraldine Herbert

1st April, 2016

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Motoring journalist Geraldine Herbert is the founder of wheelsforwomen. A jury member for the International Women’s World Car of the Year, she has been a motoring journalist for over ten years and is the motoring expert for Good Housekeeping Magazine and their “Women at the Wheel” section of goodhousekeeing.co.uk. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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