We’ve seen just about every Tesla take on all sorts of cars, from other electric vehicles like the Porsche Taycan, to the best combustion engines have to offer with stuff like the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. But just how tight in performance is the entire range of Teslas against each other?
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If you want an electric pickup truck, you sort of don’t have any options right now because none currently exist for the public to buy, at least here in the U.S. There’s the Rivian R1T, of course, but it isn’t available yet. And there’s the Tesla pickup truck which we’re told might happen this winter. So, if you want one now, you kind of have to build it yourself.
If you still don’t believe that electric cars are, at the very least, going to be a big part of our automotive future, then, well, I suppose have fun in your beautiful gasoline-soaked fantasy life. If you’re like most everyone else with eyes and brains, you know EVs are here to stay, and it makes sense to get to know them, deep down. That’s why when we heard that we could get access to three of the most popular EVs on the market, all torn down into their constituent bits, we knew we had to take advantage of this opportunity. And boy, did we.
Forgotten jets, looming Brexit, and Tesla might be onto something with this whole “building cars” thing.
The Tesla Model 3 first entered “production,” if that’s what you wanted to call it back then, almost two years ago in 2017. But it’s been impossible to actually buy the long-promised, $US35,000 ($49,006) base model of the car that so many were hoping for to help them enter the electric future. Until now.
By many accounts, the Tesla Model 3 is a great car.
Sure, it’s needed some work on the body and on fit and finish, but there’s lots of cool engineering behind Tesla’s highest volume offering, including the “Superbottle,” an awesome packaging solution for the cooling system that contains a fun little easter egg.
Tesla has kept up practices to prevent workers from organising a union, even as it battles with a U.S. labour agency over allegations that its management violated federal labour laws, a new complaint alleges.
The Tesla Model 3, like most electric vehicles, uses regenerative braking to help trickle charge the car’s battery and extend the range. In theory, one could use the regenerative powers of the car’s motors to charge the battery by having the whole thing towed, and now a Model 3 owner has put that to the test.
Starting today, if you’ve got a Tesla Model 3 Performance, it’s about to be a hell of a lot more fun on your next track day. Tesla is finally putting out the long-awaited “Release Version” of Track Mode for its smallest and most fun car, and it sounds incredibly clever and looks like an absolute riot.
Tesla made waves earlier this week by announcing that the Model 3 scoring five stars in all of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s crash test categories, leading to the claim that it has “the lowest probability of injury of all cars the safety agency has ever tested.” The Tesla cars have long had a strong record for safety, but this would take it to a new level. Here’s some of the engineering behind what makes the Tesla Model 3 so safe.
There is no denying the 2018 Tesla Model 3's importance. It is intended to be Tesla’s volume-seller, the car that will hopefully make luxury electric cars more accessible to more people, especially when the long-promised $US35,000 version hits the market. It is the key to Tesla’s future, the source of many of its struggles this year, and an EV—hell, a car, period—truly unlike any other.
Tesla’s production ramp-up of the Model 3 has started with more expensive models, while the much-anticipated $US35,000 ($47,768) base trim has yet to roll out of the company’s California factory. But when it does, investment bank UBS claims Tesla will lose nearly $US6,000 ($8,189) for each car sold.