Tesla Model 3 mass market model to cost $35,000

Posted on Friday, Apr 01 2016 @ 11:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
When Elon Musk took over the reigns of Tesla Motors he implemented his grand plan to electrify the car industry. Entering the car market as a new comer is no small feat, especially if you plan on revolutionizing the industry. Therefore, Tesla adopted a tiered approach. The company gained a lot of popularity with its Roadster, but that was a car for the super rich early adopters. A bit later we saw the launch of Model S and last year the company rolled out its Model X.

The latter two cars are aimed at the pretty rich but now Tesla is starting to write a new chapter in its history. Yesterday was the grand reveal of the long-awaited Model 3, the first mass market Tesla car for the middle class. The new model achieves a range of 215 miles (346km) and is priced at $35,000.

It has seating for five adults, goes from zero to 60mph in under 6 seconds, has a full glass roof, a 15-inch touchscreen supercharging support and autopilot safety features. Car enthusiasts interested in getting one can reserve a Model 3 for $1,000 but deliveries aren't expected to start until late 2017. Incredibly, Tesla has already taken 150,000 pre-orders for the car!

Tesla Model 3

A first test drive:

The full reveal:

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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