Yesterday, Tesla announced a new budget car, the Model 3, effectively an older brother to the more expensive Model S. Due to release in 2017 at $35,000, the Model 3 has already raked up 232,000 reservations (pre-orders essentially) each costing $1000. The electric car features 5 seats, an efficiency of 215 miles per charge with super-charging technology, auto-pilot features and 5-star safety standards.
It can go from 0-60 miles in 6 seconds, which is impressive in itself. Just like the Model S, the Tesla Model 3 will come in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations, with both featuring the trademark 15-inch touchscreen inside, autopilot, and exceptional safety standards. There’s still time before we see the Model 3 on the road sometime in 2017, and it will be interesting to see what color preferences and configurations people go for, and how much each one finally costs.