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Tesla Model 3 price, launch date, specs – Here’s what we learned about the car


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Tesla Model 3 was launched last weekend

was launched over weekend at an event which saw the

It is one of the most highly anticipated vehicles to go on sale this year and has created a huge stir among the car world.

CEO Elon Musk is the proud owner of the first ever Model 3 after having the rights to first vehicle gifted to him. 

At the product unveiling, details about the car’s design, specs, pricing and production were shared. 

Here is a list of everything you need to know about it:

There are two battery versions

The standard Model 3 comes with an estimated 220 miles per change goes from 0-60mph in 5.6 seconds and has a top speed of 130mph. 

A Long Range Battery version allows for 310 miles of range, sprint time of 5.1 seconds and a 140mph top speed. 

Tesla has warned that the Long Range Model 3 deliveries will begin mid-way through 2018 while deliveries of the standard model will happen over the next couple of months. 

The standard version will cost from $35,000 while the range-extended variant costs from $44,000

For the added cost of the longer-lasting battery, customers will also get better charging speeds. 

Standard

•Supercharging rate: 130 miles of range per 30 minutes

•Home charging rate: 30 miles of range per hour (240V outlet, 32A)

Long Range 

•Supercharging rate: 170 miles of range per 30 minutes

•Home charging rate: 37 miles of range per hour (240V outlet, 40A)

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No Key

and is instead customers will use their smartphone to unlock their vehicle. 

The car uses Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) to connect your phone to the vehicle and open it. 

Using the Tesla app and the Bluetooth connection you can unlock the car and turn it on. 

What this offers is convenience for drivers, as it’s one less thing to remember and we’re rarely ever without our phones. 

If your phone does run out of battery however, Tesla has also provided a couple of NFC cards which can unlock the vehicle when tapped on the B pillar and start the engine by tapping between the seats. 

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