An Indian vlogger details the upcoming India-bound Tesla Model 3. Tesla has consistently dominated the electric car scene, pioneering and globalizing this eco-friendly mode of transportation. Thanks to its unique and cutting-edge technology, Tesla has set a high bar, making it challenging for new entrants to establish themselves, despite the emergence of a few new electric vehicle manufacturers. In response, Tesla is actively pursuing plans to expand into new markets. India is definitely at the top of that list with official talks between Elon Musk and government officials going on for a while now. Let us take a look at what the Model 3 offers.
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India-Bound Tesla Model 3 – Exterior
This video comes from Rajni Chaudhary on YouTube. She brings this video of the live walkaround tour of the EV. At the front, the design language is quite simple but elegant. This includes an aerodynamic body for a low drag coefficient, helping to maximize the range. There are tons of cameras and related hardware for the Tesla Auto Pilot and its ADAS functions. There are 18-inch alloy wheels which are also designed to reduce drag. You see, the drag coefficient is crucial in an electric car. At the rear, there is an integrated boot spoiler. All in all, the vehicle is quite elegant and stylish without being flamboyant.
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Interior and Features
On the inside, the minimalistic design approach gets a whole new meaning. The entire cabin is devoid of physical buttons apart from the two rotary dials on the steering wheel. All the in-cabin operations and amenities are operated via the 15-inch screen at the centre. It contains things like HVAC controls, steering adjustments, ORVM control, infotainment operation, electrically powered seats with ventilation and lumbar support. Other amenities include two wireless charging ports, wooden finish on the dashboard and door panels, plenty of storage spaces, glass roof, electrochromic IRVM and more. It looks extremely sophisticated yet modern.
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Tesla Model 3 comes with an 84 kWh battery which allows a range of 535 km on a single charge. The electric motors produce a decent 534 hp and 660 Nm of peak power and torque. It allows a 250 DC fast charging. This ensures that you get enough juice to cover 236 km of distance with just 15 minutes of charging. It has tons of active and passive safety features which enhance the overall competency of the EV a lot. It will be interesting to know when Tesla will officially launch in the country. There are talks with the government which might end on a positive note.
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What We Think
We are thrilled to experience the Tesla on the Indian roads. It is the biggest electric carmaker on the planet. In fact, it has been the poster child for the electric mobility revolution for over a decade now. Many new players are trying to compete with it. However, its products are in a league of their own. With Tesla’s massive expansion plans, it aims to establish its gigafactories across various parts of the world to flood the international markets with its products at affordable prices. Let us keep an eye out for further developments in Tesla’s India story.
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