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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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.

How to buy a Tesla online

Tesla has always bypassed traditional dealerships, and it has now adopted an online-only sales model that lets customers configure and order their car without leaving their couch. Here's what you need to know.

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 Model 3 vs. Tesla Model Y

Tesla expanded its lineup with a fourth car named Model Y. It's an electric crossover positioned as a more spacious alternative to the Model 3. The two cars share about 75 percent of their components, but they're aimed at different buyers.

Tesla Model S vs. Tesla Model 3 — Which comes out on top?

One of the Tesla Model 3's most direct rivals is the company's very own Model S. It's bigger and more expensive, but a high-end Model 3 is priced within a stone's throw of a lightly used Model S.

Tesla surprises both the fans and the haters by posting a profit in Q3

In the first half of 2019, Tesla lost 1.1 billion dollars, but in the third quarter of this year they turned their fortunes around by posting a $143 million dollar profit. This was a surprise to even bullish backers of the EV company, and could mark the beginning of profitability for the company. This news was relayed today when Elon Musk held a Q3 earnings call with investors and customers.

Tesla offers peek inside the Crash Lab that helped it win a safety award

Tesla takes us inside its Crash Lab where it tests its electric cars' ability to handle smashes. Testing at the facility helped the Tesla team pick up a safety award last year, as well as a top safety rating.

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.

Tesla ordered to suspend work on its first European Gigafactory

Judges order halt as they weigh decision on complaint by environmental protesters
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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.

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.
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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.

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.
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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.

Mesmerizing time-lapse video provides rare look at how Tesla makes a Model 3

This 48-second time-lapse gives us a rare look inside the Tesla factory in Fremont, California. It shows how the company makes a Model 3 from start to finish. The process requires 40 basic steps that are accomplished in 90 minutes.

Tesla’s Model 3 currently costs $38,000 to produce but will sell for $35,000

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told employees that the current cost for producing a Model 3 is $3,000 over the $35,000 sales price of the car. Tesla hopes that with improvements in production efficiency, this number can be brought down.

Tesla brings track mode to Model 3 Performance

The new Track Mode introduced for the Tesla 3 Performance model adds stability to the drive while you're behind the wheel and is specifically designed for driving on closed track courses.

Double your charging speed with Nomad’s Tesla Model 3 wireless charger

Nomad's wireless charger for the Tesla Model 3 fits the EV's charging dock exactly. If you plug both of the Nomad's into the Model 3's two front USB ports you can charge two smartphones quickly or one phone twice as fast.
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