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Saturday, April 2, 2016

The 2017 Tesla Model 3 Sedan: What to Know

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From its inception, Tesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk has maintained his company’s goal of driving the world toward more sustainable forms of transportation. Last night, on March 31st, the California automaker took its largest step yet in achieving that goal with the official unveiling of its mass market Model 3 sedan, at least, in prototype form.
 
The prompt has admittedly been known for years. The Tesla Model 3 had aimed for a range of 200 miles on a charge and a sale price of $35,000. But does it deliver on those claims?

Following last night’s reveal, the answer would appear to be a big “yes.” Take a look below for the major details revealed during the event.

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Range and Charging

 Musk announced the new Model 3 will beat its prior efficiency estimates with an expected EPA rated driving range of 215 miles per charge, a number he suggested was also a conservative goal too. The Model 3 makes use of Tesla’s most advanced lithium-ion battery cells yet, which are in production at the company’s massive Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada.


All Tesla Model 3 sedans will also come standard equipped to use Tesla’s growing network of fast-charging Supercharger stations, of which 3,608 exist worldwide (expected to double by the end of 2017).