Fans of electric cars rejoiced at the news that, earlier this week, the Tesla Model 3 began rolling off the assembly line. The Tesla Model 3 is a less expensive, smaller all-electric car than the popular Tesla Model S. Still, it looks fabulous.
Taking aim at the newest crop of affordable electric cars, the Tesla Model 3 will have greater range than the current Nissan Leaf and it is more sports-car-like than the new Chevrolet Bolt. Unlike the Fiat 500E, Volkswagen e-Golf and other vehicles that use a combination of power-plants on one platform, the Tesla Model 3’s platform is bespoke for electric power only.
Here’s Tesla’s take: “Model 3 combines real world range, performance, safety and spaciousness into a premium sedan that only Tesla can build. Our most affordable car yet, Model 3 achieves 215 miles of range per charge while starting at only $35,000 before incentives. Model 3 is designed to attain the highest safety ratings in every category.”