Model 3

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2021 Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is an electric four-door fastback sedan developed by Tesla, inc

The Model 3 was first announced on Twitter in 2017, and finally unveiled on 31 March 2016. The first production vehicle rolled off the assembly line on 7 July 2017. The official launch and delivery of the first 30 cars took place on 28 July 2017.

The Tesla Model 3 is the world's best-selling electric car in history, with more than 800,000 units delivered up to December 2020.


Name[edit]

The Model 3 was codenamed Tesla "BlueStar" in the original business plan in 2007.

As of 2016, Elon Musk had wanted the three models to spell SEX, but as Ford owned the "Model E" trademark, he settled for "S3X".

There were several different ways of stylising the name Model 3. The Model 3 was originally stylized as "Model ☰" on Musk's Twitter account on July 16, 2014. A 2015 presentation by JB Straubel used the name "Model III". In early 2017, after trademark opposition regarding Adidas's three stripes logo, the triplicate horizontal-bar stylization was abandoned and changed to a numeric "3".

Specifications[edit]

There have been several versions of the Model 3:

Name Availability Battery Capacity WLTP Range 0-60 mph Top Speed Interior
Standard Range March 2019 – present 50 kWh 237 miles 5.3 seconds 130 mph Standard
Standard Range Plus March 2019 – present 54 kWh 267 miles 5.3 seconds 140 mph Partial Premium
Mid Range October 2018 – March 2019 62 kWh 264 miles 4.9 seconds 140 mph Premium
Long Range RWD March 2019 – June 2019 /

(previously July 2017 – November 2018)

75 kWh 373 miles 4.6 seconds 140 mph Premium
Long Range AWD July 2018 – present 75 kWh 360 miles 3.7 seconds 145 mph Premium
Long Range Performance July 2018 – present 75 kWh 352 miles 3.0 seconds 162 mph Premium

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