Tesla Model 3 has been spotted testing yet again revealing a few more details. The Americal EV giant is about to launch its first product in the Indian automobile market. This will mark a new beginning for both, Tesla and India. Aiming to adopt electric vehicles rapidly, the Tesla entry into our market will propel the trend massively. People are already frustrated by the high fuel prices in the country and are looking for alternate powertrains and fuels. While EVs are expensive at the moment, the trend might begin to persuade people to buy EVs and hence the large volumes will drive the costs down in the long run. Until then, however, players like Tata and Tesla will encourage people to let go of the range anxiety and become more open to this technology. The Government is also pushing the EV drive with plenty of subsidies. Let us take a look at the Tesla Model 3 details.
Telsa Model 3 – Details
The entire exterior is heavily camouflaged but we can figure out from the previous images that it won’t be too far off the international model. This means that the front end will feature a curvy and flowing bonnet design for aerodynamic efficiency, sleek LED headlamps, sporty bumpers and an overall modern and minimalistic appearance. The sides accentuate the chunky alloy wheels with large wheel arches and a curvy shoulder line. The trademark pop-out door handle adds to the elegant side profile along with the swooping roofline to the back. The rear houses the split LED tail lamp set up along with the Tesla logo at the centre of the boot lid and a boot-mounted rear spoiler to aid the aerodynamic aspect of the vehicle.
The interiors might host a clutter-free dashboard design and there is a massive 15-inch stand-alone touch screen at the centre of the dashboard which takes care of all the functions of the vehicle. Without much hardware at the front, a ton of space is liberated for the passengers. The centre console also houses space for wireless charging for two smartphones because of so much space on offer. Other features include Internet Radio and HD Streaming with Connectivity, Smart Navigation System, Completely Customisable Screen with all the relevant information according to your convenience, Climate Control Controls on the Screen, a Large Expansive Glass Roof with UV Protection, a 15-speaker Premium Audio System and a ton of other things.
The Tesla Model 3 comes in 3 engine options: a Single-motor variant and 2 Dual-motor variants. The entry-level single motor unit, Standard Range Plus is a rear-wheel-drive unit with a range of 423 km. The 0-100 kmph comes in under 6 sec. Then there are 2 Dual-motor configurations with an all-wheel-drive system. With a range of 568 km, the Long Range AWD can clock 0-100 kmph in under 4.5 sec. Lastly, for the performance enthusiasts, the Performance variant of the Model 3 does a 0-100 kmph in 3.1 sec. This variant also offers a decent range of 508 km. We expect it to cost around Rs 55 lakh, ex-showroom because it will be imported as a CBU.