Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is the electric carmaker’s most attainable and mainstream offering. It’s also a record setter that is currently demolishing the sales of more established luxury automakers. Following the top-of-the-line Model S, the smaller Model 3 is aimed at the heartstrings and wallets of middle America. Tesla debuted the Model 3 to much fanfare (and early reservations) way back in 2016 and since then it has gone on to critical acclaim, production hell, and even cross-country record runs. Here’s everything there is to know about the Tesla Model 3, the latest news, and our hands-on review.

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Tesla Model 3 vs. Tesla Model Y

Tesla's Model 3 and Model Y are two different cars built with shared parts and priced in the same ballpark.

How to buy a Tesla online

Tesla has sold its cars online since its inception, meaning you can buy a new Model Y from the comfort of your living room. Here's what the process is like.
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This company transforms Tesla’s Model 3 into a supercar-slaying track monster

Some argue Tesla builds ultraquick cars that can't take a corner. Tuner Unplugged proved them wrong.

Why Tesla’s promise to deliver 500,000 electric cars in 2020 isn’t unrealistic

Tesla aims to deliver 500,000 electric cars in 2020, an increase over the 367,500 cars it delivered in 2019.

A talking Tesla? It’ll probably just be one more broken promise from Elon Musk

Announcing new Tesla features with delayed follow-through, or none at all, has a bit of a pattern for Musk. Here are a few more of his broken promises.

Tesla delivered more electric cars in 2019 than in any previous year

Tesla said its 2019 deliveries represented an increase of 50 percent over 2018. The automaker said it delivered 367,500 electric cars in 2019, including 112,000 cars in the fourth quarter alone.

Tesla delivers first electric cars from its new factory in China

Tesla is now building cars at a new factory in China. The first batch of 15 Model 3 electric cars were delivered to Tesla employees during a celebratory event at the Shanghai factory.

A $2,000 software update makes the Tesla Model 3 quicker

The Tesla Model 3 can get even quicker if owners are willing to fork over $2,000. That buys a software update which can shave a few tenths of a second off the electric cars' zero to 60 mph time.

A fleet of Teslas drove 300,000 miles. Here’s what broke and what didn’t

Tesla electric cars in the Tesloop shuttle service have racked up 300,000 miles apiece. Here's what issues those cars experience after accumulating high mileage.

Tesla recalls nearly 10,000 Model X and Model Y vehicles

Tesla is recalling 9,136 Model X vehicles and 401 Model Y vehicles over separate safety issues.
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Tesla software version 10.0: Everything you need to know

Tesla's V10.0 software adds the ability to plug an Xbox controller into the center console to play games. It also adds Smart Summon, which lets the car drive itself to where its owner is waiting.

Model 3 is the first Tesla electric car to win an IIHS safety award

The Tesla Model 3 was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+, making it the first Tesla to earn an IIHS safety award.

Tesla Model 3 tuned in Germany is an electric car you’ll either love or hate

German tuner Novitec has released a catalog of aftermarket parts for the Tesla Model 3. Its body kit includes several components made with carbon fiber, and it also makes 21-inch alloy wheels plus suspension parts available.

Tesla Model 3 is the world’s most-searched-for electric car, survey says

The Tesla Model 3 is the most-searched-for electric car in the world, according to a survey of Google search data. The Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S were far behind the Model 3 in second and third place, respectively.

Tesla sold a lot more Model 3’s than anyone expected in latest quarter

Tesla Motors has set two new records during the second quarter of 2019. With the reporting of the company's sales figures today, it was disclosed that Tesla achieved production of 87,048 vehicles, and deliveries of 95,200 vehicles. Both of these figures are new highs for the electric vehicle maker, and com in above analysts' expected numbers for the quarter.

Tesla owners will soon be able to play Cuphead while parked

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Cuphead will soon be playable on the built-in dashboard screens of the company's electric vehicles. The game will only include the Inkwell Isle One section.

Tesla’s Model 3 qualifies for owner tax incentives in Canada

Tesla cut the price and limited the range of the Canadian Model 3 Standard Range version so buyers will qualify for a rebate, but can only drive 93 miles per charge. Because of the price cut, however, other buyers get the rebate.
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Entry-level Tesla Model 3 now available only as a special order model

Tesla has deleted the entry-level, $35,000 Model 3 from its online store. The version remains available but buyers need to place a special order by calling the company or visiting one of its stores.

Elon Musk reveals purpose of Tesla Model 3’s mysterious camera

Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally revealed the purpose of the mysterious camera above the rear-view mirror of the Model 3. The purpose of the camera is related to Tesla's planned ride-sharing fleet.

Tesla Model 3 vulnerability exposed at Pwn2Own; hackers take home the car

A Tesla Model 3 vulnerability was exposed at the Pwn2Own hacking competition. The hackers, who were able to display a message on the electric vehicle's internet browser, won $35,000 and took home the car.

Tesla’s new V3 Superchargers power a Model 3 at rates up to 1,000 miles per hour

Tesla introduced three developments for faster charging: No more power splitting at Superchargers, On-route Battery Warmup, and V3 Superchargers that can charge a Model 3 Long Range at rates up to 1,000 miles per hour.

Google and Volvo helped Polestar craft its answer to the Tesla Model 3

Volvo sister company Polestar has introduced the 2, its second model. It's a tall sedan with a fastback-like design that's aimed right at the Tesla Model 3. It comes with a 400-horsepower, all-wheel drive electric powertrain.
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Tesla app now keeps track of electric vehicle’s repair status

The updated Tesla app will now provide owners with real-time status updates for their electric vehicles under service. The move is part of a wider initiative to improve Tesla's service system.

Tesla finally announces $35,000 Model 3, moves to online-only sales model

Tesla's long-promised $35,000 standard Model 3 is finally available. A new $37,000 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus with greater range, more power, and a fancier interior is also on sale. Tesla is switching to online sales worldwide.

Consumer Reports bumps the Tesla Model 3 off of its list of recommended models

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the six new cars that have lost their coveted Recommended rating from Consumer Reports over reliability concerns. In 2018, Model 3 owners reported body trim falling off and problems with the car's glass.

Zero DS police edition electric motorcycle stops a Telsa Model S

A quiet Zero DS electric motorcycle police edition pulled over an also silent Telsa Model 3 in a Bay Area city recently. Zero electric motorcycles require no drivetrain maintenance and fuel costs are a fraction of gas-powered motorcycles.

Tesla cuts the price of the Model 3 again, this time by $1,100

The Tesla Model 3 is getting its second price cut of 2019. Tesla reduced the price by $1,100, bringing the base price of the electric car down to $42,900 before government incentives.

Tesla Model 3 handles are stylish but can freeze shut in cold temperatures

Tesla Model 3 owners who are currently living through the polar vortex-induced cold are having a rather old-fashioned problem: the door handles are freezing in place, leaving some people unable to access their cars.

Redesigned Jeda Wireless Pad charger for Tesla Model 3 piles on new features

Redefined and redesigned, the second generation Jeda Wireless Pad charger for the Tesla Model 3 adds new functionality and user convenience features. Users can position smartphones in portrait or landscape mode on the Wireless Pad.

Tesla given go-ahead to start deliveries of Model 3 to Europe

Tesla has been given the green light to start deliveries of its Model 3 electric sedan to Europe, giving it the chance to compete more effectively with the likes of BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz in the region's premium car market.

Tesla cuts prices by $2,000 to offset reduced tax credit

Tesla cut the price of the Model S, Model 3, and Model X by $2,000 to compensate for the halving of its federal tax credit from $7,500 to $3,750. The tax credit is being phased out because Tesla has reached 200,000 electric car sales.
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