Believe the hype, Tesla’s Model 3 looks like a game changer (8 Photos)
The electric car revolution is here. On Thursday Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled his highly anticipated car for the masses, the Model 3.
This is the line for preorders on Thursday outside Tesla’s Fremont factory in California. Later that day online preorders when live and in only 24 hours
198,000 cars had been reserved.
So does it live up to the hype?
Thus far, Tesla has only produced super high-end, expensive vehicles. The more affordable Model 3 starts at $35,000 and comes with $7,500 in tax incentives. But just because it’s cheaper does not mean it’s of low quality. Far from it.
The Model 3 can go from 0-60 mph in only six seconds and has a 215 mile range. And that’s just the base model. More expensive versions will be faster and last longer. “At Tesla we don’t make slow cars,” Elon Musk said on stage.
When it comes to safety, Tesla cuts no corners. Their goal is to make their cars as safe as possible. “We really believe at Tesla that safety has to come first,” said Musk. He added, “We care about you, we want you to be safe, we want your friends and family to be safe. This is paramount.” That’s why the Model 3 boasts a 5-Star safety rating in every category. Tesla places a crazy amount of importance on safety compared to other car companies. They are definitely setting the bar pretty high and hopefully the other guys will follow suit. Lastly, all of Tesla’s autopilot safety features come standard. Musk claims it will be one of the safest cars in world.
Owning the Model 3 also gives its owners access to Tesla’s super charging stations. By the end of 2017 (when the Model 3 hits the road) Tesla plans on having 7,200 super charging stations worldwide which is double the current amount.
The hundreds of thousands of preorders speak for how impressive this vehicle is. With carbon emissions at an all-time high, this is the car that could lead the charge in the automotive industry and change the world.
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Tesla Unveils Model 3 from Tesla Motors on Vimeo.