Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the new, smaller electric Tesla saloon. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Model 3 car range.

Background

This is - potentially - the breakthrough Tesla car: an affordable EV that should bother the established German ranks of execs, for not much more than a reasonably equipped diesel 3-series. The Model 3 is scheduled to cost just $35,000 in the US, which could mean prices as low as £24,000 in the UK, give or take a Brexit currency wobble. This car is noteworthy also for its incredible crowd-funding genesis; once it was announced, Tesla Motors took an incredible 400,000 pre-orders in a matter of days, raising an astonishing $300 million in the process. For more information on the Tesla Model 3, click on our further stories on the links below at the foot of the page.

60sec road test

We've yet to drive the new, affordable Tesla compact saloon. We do know it'll use many of the features from the larger Tesla Model S, but with smaller, cheaper battery packs for a more restricted EV range claimed to stretch to a still-impressive 215 miles. CEO and founder Elon Musk claims the four-door will scuttle silently from 0-62mph in 'less than 6.0sec', so performance should be, ahem, electric. We should be testing the 3 in 2017, ahead of its planned launch in 2018 - so stay tuned for our full Tesla Model 3 review.

The one we’d buy

Too early to say yet

The one we’d avoid like the plague

We've yet to test the cheapest Tesla

Rivals to consider

Audi A4, BMW 3-series, Jaguar XE, Mercedes-Benz C-class

For

Democratising the Tesla electric drive with affordable prices

Against

Still limited dealer network, Superchargers no longer free. Will it really happen on schedule and to quality?

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