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Tesla Model 3 EV Latest News, Specs And Release Date; Will The Car Be Released In Asia Before America?

First Posted: Sep 27, 2016 05:13 AM EDT
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Tesla Model 3 EV is probably one of the most anticipated vehicles with thousands of pre-orders worth about $10 billion. Tesla has already set the production date on July 1, 2017. The Deliveries are expected be started in the fall of 2017.

A launch in Asia before America?

Tesla is expected to start delivering the Tesla Model 3 by the end of next year in North America. However, there is huge a possibility that the Model 3's release date in Asia will be earlier than its North American delivery. It totally depends on the realization of contracting a production partner outside U.S.

There are possibilities of farm out the production especially to China to keep up with the orders. This was hinted earlier by Tesla's President Jon McNeill when he was in China. Telsa Motors' CEO, Elon Musk, confirmed these plans of targeting a local partner for the production facility in China.

Musk has projected a production of about 200,000 units of Tesla Model 3 by the end of next year, states a report by Mashable. Musk has urged the eager buyers to place their order if they want their car by 2018.

Complete Specs

Here's what we know so far about Tesla's most affordable model ahead of its scheduled production:

Third-generation battery technology:

Tesla Model 3 will have the same battery Tech as the ultra-quick P100D variant. The newest battery pack will be much denser than its predecessor, and is also reported to have a comprehensively updated cooling system.

New Interior:

Instead of an integrated tablet that was featured earlier in the Model S, Model 3 lacks a physical gauge cluster but will utilize a floating screen. It's also been rumored that a new high-tech display will show the EVs speed, navigation info, and battery charge to the driver, simplifying the dashboard. Model 3 owners will also be able to fold the rear seats flat. Referred to as Camper Mode, the new feature will turn the EVS cabin into a tent. Tesla Model 3 will also be completely silent so it may also be possible to run the AC overnight provided the battery pack has enough juice left.

Ludicrous Mode:

Musk put a break on Tesla fans Curiosity by announcing that the ludicrous mode , which was earlier featured in the Model S and X would also find its way into the Model 3. This doesn't just confirm Model 3's performance potential, it also predicts that the Model 3 will have a wide price range.

YouTube user Jeff Klakring had recently uploaded a 75-second film showing the updated Model 3 on a freeway near Palo Alto, California, just minutes away from the Tesla's headquarters.


The US-based car manufacturer officially revealed the Tesla Model 3 in March. However, pre-order placements had already begun a day before. The car is expected to have a price around US$ 35,000. In China, you need to deposit CN¥ 8,000 upon placing an order.

GM's Chevy Bolt price, however, compared to this Tesla Model 3, is expected to be around USD $37,495. There is a silent war between the two manufacturers in the race to produce the most preferred economic car for the masses.

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