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Tesla Model 3’s crazy new record is 606.2 miles

Since electric vehicles are becoming more popular, and are also becoming more viable for long distance trips, car enthusiasts would try and push the limits of what their cars are capable of on a single charge. Two men in Denver decided to take out the Tesla Model 3 over the weekend to drive it, and after 32 hours, they celebrated victory. However, that’s all their car can do.

EV aficionados have this term they use, “hypermiling”, to describe the idea of them getting the most juice out of their car’s battery, though efficient driving on a forgiving route. The guys we mentioned earlier were Sean M. Mitchell and Erik Strait, who set out on Friday to firmly beat the previous hypermiling record on a closed loop near the Denver Airport. The loop was about a mile in distance, and featured an elevation change of only 10 feet, while the two drove at speeds between 20 and 30 miles per hour.

Tesla rates the Model 3’s range between 220 and 310 miles on a single charge, but the two guys hoped they could reach 600 miles. So what they did was they live-streamed their circuitous journey on Youtube, interacted with those who commented, caught Chipotle burritos in a fishing net and were able to go past their goal 32 hours later.

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You might want to check out Tesla Model 3’s new online configurator

Tesla has just updated their online configurator for the Model 3, adding a number of new updates, and it seems like the $35,000 base model will arrive sooner than we expect to see it.

A couple of months back, we heard about all the issues regarding the Model 3’s production. And finally, Tesla is starting to deliver some of these vehicles. As a matter of fact, the automaker has already added the $35,000 base model as an option for “Early 2018” in their website. But knowing Tesla, early 2018 probably really means mid to late 2018 - though it still got us a bit excited.

If you are one of the lucky ones that received the invite to configure your Model 3, you would be able to get it for $49,000 instead of $44,000. But why, you ask? That is because Tesla is giving it a Long Range battery that costs $9,000. The Premium Upgrades package is also currently mandatory, adding another $5,000 to its price tag.

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FM radio and odometer finally find their way into the new Tesla Model 3

Truth be told, the Tesla Model 3 doesn’t have a complete software and user interface when the California-based electric carmaker commences deliveries in July. However, this didn’t worry Tesla Model 3 owners, as they know that Tesla will sooner or later keep its four-door electric sedan to date through over-the-air updates. Now, the latest software update endows the EV with a number of new – yet very basic – features.

The latest update for the Model 3 has been eagerly anticipated as Tesla has been updating its software since commencing deliveries for the electric sedan. When it was first rolled out, the Model 3 didn’t have features that are usually installed or fitted as standard even in the most basic vehicles, including affordable ones. The software for the Model 3 is basically incomplete, so it didn’t have those basic features.

For instance, the latest software update now provides the Model 3 with the FM radio feature. This puzzled many, considering that the Tesla Model 3 should be one of the most advanced vehicles in the market and yet it didn’t have an FM radio. A video of one of the first deliveries in Texas showed that a radio – a very basic feature – doesn’t come with Model 3.

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Tesla is expected to deliver 3,005 Model 3 units by end of 2017

While Tesla Motors continues to struggle with regards to the assembly of its much awaited Tesla Model 3, investment firm Oppenheimer & Co. is confident that its previous production estimates of the mid-size all-electric sedan would still be reached by the end of 2017.

There is no denying that Tesla is still ramping up production of the new Model 3, but previous reports had indicated that production woes have been bugging the electric carmaker. In its previous estimates, Oppenheimer said Tesla would be able to produce 3,005 units of the Model 3 in 2017. Considering reports that Tesla managed to deliver more than 200 units of the Model 3 sedan in the third quarter, the company would have to deliver around 2,800 examples of its newest offering in the current quarter covering October, November and December 2017.

While Tesla hasn’t updated its delivery guidance, Oppenheimer is expecting the carmaker to deliver 100,056 vehicles in 2017 – encompassing all its offerings like the Model S, Model X and Model 3. Tesla is aiming to produce around 5,000 vehicles per week in December.

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Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya has presumed the entire (BMW 3 Series) business will “go to zero” judging by the number of pre-orders made for Tesla Model 3. Appearing on CNBC’s Fast Money Half Time Report, Palihapitiya claims that orders for the 3 Series are already being hit significantly by Tesla’s more affordable EV, adding that people do not know anything about the level of demand surrounding the popular Tesla Model. Adam Jones of Morgan Stanley has opposed the claim, citing both political and international contexts to the businesses.

Palihapitiya is a former member of Facebook’s senior executive team and has just attended the 2017 Delivering Alpha conference in New York last September 12. Earlier this week, the investment analyst pointed out there is not one person in his right mind who would choose BMW 3 Series over Tesla.

Despite this, BMW i3 has received a makeover in the hopes of competing with Tesla’s long ranging, lower priced sedan. The revamped i3 will be featuring a host of optional driver assistance technologies including adaptive cruise control though we know it won’t make the range any better. Like before, the i3 can only run up to 160 kilometers per charge plus it comes with an extended range of about 290 km. In contrast, the Tesla Model 3 boasts a range that goes somewhere between 350km and 500km.

Read the entire article Investment analyst foresees Tesla Model 3 market domination over BMW 3 Series

Last July 28, Elon Musk held a special event for the first 30 customers of the Tesla Model 3. The Model 3 is the company’s first mass-produced vehicle and is also their most affordable model. The reason why only 30 units were delivered that day is because production is currently moving slow for the Californian automaker. However, they did say that production will hike up exponentially. But even after saying that, car owners who order one today won’t get their Model 3 until 12 to 18 months after.

Here is the thing, not everybody is that patient or can wait that long for a car to be delivered to their garage, so a lot of these people cancelled their pre-orders. As of now, there have been around 63,000 cancellations that were made by customers, according to Elon Musk as he revealed this during their quarterly earning call. All in all, reservations for the Tesla Model 3 have gone down from 518,000 to 455,000.

Musk further added that the cancellations were recorded in the span of over a year. Having said that, Tesla does not seem to be very much affected by the cancellations. In fact, the company feels more relieved probably because there is less pressure put on them. Musk even compared themselves to a restaurant, saying that if people queue up for a hamburger when there is already an hour and a half wait, there’s really no reason to attract more customers.

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Tesla was able to keep its promise of offering the Model 3 for the affordable starting price of $35,000, but there’s a treat available for those who want more features and have money to spare. In fact, the top-of-the-line Model 3 costs just $59,500. This is quite a relief for those who find the entry level Model S’ $69,500 too high-priced.

The Standard Model 3, which packs about 220 miles of range, boasts a 130mph top speed and the ability to take only 5.6 seconds to sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour. On charging, the base model gets at least 130 miles of range per 30 minutes using Tesla’s Supercharger while the 240V home outlet with 32A gives about 30 miles of range per hour.

Since the most affordable model won’t be ready until the following year, Tesla buyers for the meantime might need to shift their attention to the Long Range trim option that sells for about $44,000. The slightly higher price can be attributed to its 300 miles of range, 5.1 seconds quicker acceleration and 140mph top speed. More than that, the Long Range also gets to charge faster than the base model with up to 37 miles of range per hour on a 240V home charger and 170 miles of range per 30 minutes on a 480V charging station.

Read the entire article Top-ranging Tesla Model 3 is not bad at all for $59,500

Definitely, the powertrain is considered as the heart of any vehicle. Without this propulsion system, a vehicle is as good as a dead block on the road. At Tesla Motors, the electric powertrain is basically the lifeline of its vehicles, including the newly launched Tesla Model 3. As to how durable the electric powertrain in the new Model 3 would be, Tesla’s chief executive Elon Musk has the answer.

According to Car Advice, Musk remarked during the global launch of the first Model 3 production vehicles in Fremont, California, that the next generation powertrains found in the Model 3 are designed to go for “a million miles between services.” Musk’s statement shows how confident Tesla’s top honcho is about the durability and longevity of the new powertrain used in the new Model 3.

The powertrain of the new Model 3 – including its electric motors, battery pack and drivetrain – is completely new when compared to the ones employed in the Tesla Model S and Model X. Musk firmly believes that the powertrain of the new Model 3 would need little maintenance in the future. The new Tesla Model 3 comes with a four-year vehicle warranty and an eight-year battery warranty.

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Tesla Motors has finally commenced delivery of its new Tesla Model 3 electric luxury sedan. While Tesla is still basking over the hot reception for its newest model that is underpinned by its new third-generation platform, there are already inquiries whether the carmaker is planning to release a performance version of the Model 3.

Just days after the official market launch of the Model 3, someone dared to ask no other than Tesla’s chief executive Elon Musk about whether a performance version of the new electric sedan is on the way, noting that the top honcho mentioned this in 2016.

Musk, as engaging as he is in social media, was kind enough to answer the inquiry, saying that a performance variant of the Tesla Model 3 would arrive probably in the middle of the year. Musk added that the carmaker’s focus right now is to be done with the Tesla Model 3 production. He then noted that more versions of the Model 3 would sink the electric carmaker into deeper hell.

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Last July 3rd, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors announced on Twitter that the first 30 Tesla Model 3s will be delivered earlier to customers earlier than they have expected. He even added that the first ever model will be ready on Friday, July 7th.

We did not get an update over the weekend whether it was finished or not, but now, the company has confirmed that the first Tesla Model 3 has been built, and is just going through a final checkout.

Unsurprisingly, the new owner of the #0001 is the CEO himself. He did explain that to get the rights to have the first model, you have to be the first person to make a full deposit. He also told the Brad Sams, the guy that asked who the lucky owner of the Model 3 is, that it was Ira Ehrenpreis who had the rights as he was the very first person who paid the full deposit. But Ehrenpreis gave the rights to Musk as his 46th birthday present. The number one Tesla Model 3 is dressed up in a black exterior finish, as seen on Musk’s post.

Read the entire article First Tesla Model 3 goes to Elon Musk as a birthday gift

Tesla’s Elon Musk had promised to provide updates about the release of the highly anticipated Model 3. And after several teasers including the ones on his Twitter page, he finally confirmed their arrival. He had announced recently that during a special ceremony on July 28, the first 30 Tesla Model 3s will be delivered to their respective owners.

Luckily for them, the Tesla Model 3 passed the regulatory requirements needed for production earlier than expected - two weeks ahead to be specific. Having said that, the entry-level model will be delivered six months ahead of time too.

Elon Musk posted on Twitter on July 3 that the Model 3 passed the production requirements early. He then added “Expecting to complete SN1 on Friday”. The company seems to be moving quickly with their new entry-level car.

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Notwithstanding Tesla’s effortless marketing and anti-selling initiatives, its CEO, Elon Musk has finally announced that paid reservations for the Tesla Model 3 continue to go up every week. After commencing the reservation procedures barely a month ago, the CEO once shared that the company has already taken about 400,000 pre-order reservations. Since discussing these numbers however, Musk no longer wants to share the exact figures. He explained that if he does this, many people will speculate or make wrong assumptions on what’s going to happen next.

In the recent 1st quarter earnings call, Musk neither answered directly nor tried to eschew the inquiry. Instead, he replied by saying that although he’s not willing to share the actual number, the reservations continue to climb on a weekly basis. That is, in spite of their attempts to encourage their customers to buy the Model S instead of the Model 3.

When asked to provide the exact number of reservations, the CEO said that the problem lies in the probability that people will run off and make all kinds of conclusions based on the number and he thinks that this isn’t “predictive” of the future. He also mentioned that these people aren’t even allowed to test-drive a Model 3 and that the company doesn’t do a thing to sell the Model 3 but increasingly more reservations are made every week.

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CEO and Chairman of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk is a very ambitious man, and is known by many as the man who wants to redefine transportation on Earth and in space. He also plans to expand fully autonomous vehicles to the mass market - which indeed are pretty cool ideas. But sometimes, Musk has brilliant ideas that most people don’t agree with.

For instance, earlier this week, he confirmed to the public that he will ditch the head-up display (HUD) for the Tesla Model 3, and it that it will not feature any traditional instrument.

Instead, he feels that all the information the driver needs can be put on a large center display.

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Tesla is finally setting a more “definite” schedule with regards to the official launch of the Tesla Model 3 electric car. A “limited production” is said to be slated to begin in July of this year although it appears that the first group that will come out of production has been earmarked for investors and employees at Tesla. CEO Elon Musk however did also say that customers may be able to begin configuring their vehicle within 3 to 4 months.

Production trials though have already started with the company stating that material sourcing and crash testing of the Model continue to be on schedule and will likely be able to support the volume deliveries expected in the second part of 2017. The actual volume production though is not expected to start until September. Tesla disclosed that it expects to deliver around 5,000 units per week by the fourth quarter of this year with the goal of increasing it to 10,000 units weekly sometime in 2018.

During a conference call, Musk revealed to reporters that the brand will slowly speed-up the production of the Model 3, in fact looking like an “S curve” that will increase the speed as initial bugs are detects and problems are fixed.

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Tesla's latest Model 3 may come with the most advanced solar roof technology. The roof, designed to harness solar energy is currently being considered for the first time. Though the Model 3 has yet to be released, there seems to be the possibility that the solar roof will be featured on Tesla’s new and upcoming line-ups.

The said roof can generate solar energy and can power up the vehicle and its components. Tesla has developed a type of glass panel, which they embedded with solar cells and is expected to come with the latest Model S.

Twitter was there as the witness. Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO happened to divulge juicy details of the possibility of solar roof in a recent tweet. To make it more exciting, Musk hinted about “a deployable solar shield, like a retractable hard top”. This was his response to queries regarding the photovoltaic charging capacity on the solar roof panel. Musk continued responding to another tweet by a certain user, asking whether the solar rooftop would be expensive, and he answered “No.”

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Tesla is making sure that all models under production will receive the necessary advanced hardware that will allow them to be autonomously driven. The fitment of these advanced hardware to the Tesla Model X, Model S, and Model 3 is part of the carmaker’s commitment to pursue autonomous driving.

The California-based company still believes in the crucial role that that self-driving vehicles would play in enhancing transportation safety while accelerating the global transition to a more sustainable future. In addition, Tesla believes that a fully autonomous car is substantially safer than a human driver and could even reduce the cost of transportation for car owners while providing low-cost on-demand mobility for people who do not own one.

These new hardware includes eight surround cameras that could provide 360 degree visibility around the vehicles with a range of up to 250 meters. The capability of these eight surround cameras is complemented by 12 updated ultrasonic sensors, which means that Tesla’s Model X, Model S, and Model 3 could now better detect both hard and soft objects at almost twice the distance of the prior detecting system. In addition, the new Tesla cars now have a forward-facing radar -- with improved processing – that could send additional data about the surrounding using a redundant wavelength. This radar allows the car to see through fog, dust or heavy rain as well as the vehicle in front.

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In the recent months following Tesla’s announcement of its newest EV, the Model 3, the automaker has received hundreds of thousands of reservations. For only $1,000, customers are able to secure for themselves one unit of Tesla’s most affordable car. The Model 3 can cruise 215 miles in a single charge and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds. It has by far achieved high ratings in every safety category and it is also equipped with an autopilot option. The Model 3 is due for production and will be delivered to its owners by 2017.

What makes the Model 3 the best choice for those who are looking for a more environment friendly alternative is that it doesn’t cost as much as the other Tesla EV models. The Model 3 is the most affordable choice among Tesla’s hoard of EVs at only $35,000 compared to the other models which cost almost twice its base price. Apparently, the Model 3 is just the way to go for those who want the best but at a reasonable price.

But it seems like Tesla’s decided on making a new offer just before the Model 3 hits production (and distribution). It’s quite confusing for some of us but there are reports that Tesla is currently convincing Model 3 reservation holders to change their minds and consider the Model S base model instead. Wait, what?

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Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 has been stirring up the news for the past few days since its debut last week. In just 24 hours, almost 115,000 orders were secured and are now estimated to have reached over 325,000 reservations. People were falling all over themselves to place a $1,000 refundable reservation fee for this upcoming electric car that is estimated to be sold at $35,000 minus the government taxes.

The Model 3 is expected to be one of the best electric cars that were ever made. The Model 3 is expected to have a five-star crash rating in every category. Not much information on the Model 3 has been released except for a few hints given out by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. What we currently know of is that the Model 3 will come with a standard autopilot safety feature including emergency braking collision avoidance.

It is also expected to speed up from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds. The base version will have an EPA rated range of at least 215 miles per charge and is rumoured to have an 80 kWh battery pack capable of a no-charge 5-hour 364-mile drive. The car’s exterior is legit Tesla but its frontal angles look a bit like a Porsche Panamera; the Model 3 looks like a crossbreed between a Model S and a Model X roofline.

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Tesla’s newest addition to its arsenal of electric powered vehicles, the Tesla Model 3 became an overnight phenomenon thanks to its mysterious unveiling. In just 24 hours, the Model 3 received more than 150,000 reservations and counting.

What makes the Model 3 very mysterious is that not much of its specs are known except for some hints dropped by CEO Elon Musk through his Twitter account.

What we’ve been told is that the Model 3 is still expected to evolve through its production process in 2017; that is why not much of its features are being revealed.

Read the entire article How is the Tesla Model 3 Different from Model S? Here’s the detailed comparison!

Tesla’s newest addition to its roster of powerful sedans, the Model 3, has accomplished some amazing feats even before it is released. The Model 3 is set for production in the middle of 2017 but avid Tesla fans have already been making their reservations, keen to be among the first to own Tesla’s newest electric car.

And it’s not just a couple of reservations but a whopping 325,000 units in less than a week. The Tesla Model 3 was unveiled just this month and has been gaining a lot of popularity ever since. Price is set at $35,000 per unit (not including government incentives). The Model 3 is out to set the bar for revolutionary electric cars.

There has been a scarcity of details released for the Model 3 YET, but CEO Elon Musk has been dropping hints. The Model 3 will be a rear-wheel drive but it will come with an optional dual motor all-wheel-drive system. According to Tesla’s very own Elon Musk, the Model 3 will have a futuristic feel especially because of its steering controls and system.

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