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May 18 2018

Tesla Model 3 is proving popular with new customers

The release of Tesla’s new addition to its fully-electric fold – the Model 3 – has been hitting headlines this week, following a popular US release. Although the Tesla Model 3 is yet to hit the roads full-scale in the US, the employee reservation models began rolling off the factory lines and arriving customers from 27 July 2017, and customers have been queuing around the block for them ever since.

With a starting price of $35,000 before incentives, the Model 3 is the first affordable vehicle that the California-based brand has added to its repertoire so far.

Designed and built as the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, the Model 3 – which was originally destined to be called the Model E, before Ford beat it to the punch – joins the brand’s two other models, the Model S and the Model X.

Described by the company as a ‘critical step in Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy’, the Model 3 has been created with intelligent design in mind. Combining range, performance, safety and technology, in a sleek and streamlined body design, the Model 3 has the space to fit five adults, as well as luggage.

Smaller and simpler than the other models in the brand’s catalogue, the Model 3 is the perfect small car for many drivers, offering both space and comfort, whilst adhering to the brand’s stylish image.

With a standard battery range of 220 miles, a supercharging rate of 130 miles per 30 minutes of charging time, and a home charging rate of 30 miles per hour – the Model 3 makes it easy for drivers to plug in and top up their battery as quickly and simply as possible. A high-efficiency powertrain allows the Model 3 to go from 0 to 60mph in just over five seconds.

Inside the vehicle, Tesla’s 15-inch touchscreen display sits proudly on the dashboard and is the driver’s point of access for all the vehicle controls. A dual zone climate control system and internet streaming capabilities are included as standards, as are textile seating and a front centre console with two USB ports. Onboard maps and navigation direct drivers to their destination, and Bluetooth enabled handsfree calling makes keeping in touch whilst behind the wheel as safe as possible.

Safety features have been paramount in the design of the new Model 3, with full LED lighting on the exterior of the vehicle; eight cameras are fitted around the body of the car, including a forward radar, and twelve ultrasonic sensors which will enable the car’s active safety technologies including collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking, if needed. Electronic traction control ensures the smoothest drive possible.

The Model 3 is expected to arrive with registered customers – who signed up for the vehicle from 31 March 2016 – in late 2018. Registration is still open for new customers, to secure their vehicle.

All figures provided are those of the manufacturer and are not necessarily those of Go Green Leasing.

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Posted on 18th May 2018 at 4:05PM

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