Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 Standard Range has better interior than originally planned

Recently Tesla decided to make the $35,000 Model 3 Standard Range a software limited version of Model 3 Standard Range Plus but that wasn’t the original plan. Originally, SR was supposed to have a trimmed down interior compared to SR+, with textile seats and no center console. The first table shows Tesla’s original plan. The …

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Summary of changes Tesla announced on 28 Feb 2019

Model 3 Standard-Range is now available to order for $35,000. Tesla released a new Model 3 version called ‘Standard Range Plus’ for $37,000 with a partial premium interior. Model 3 LR is now back. It was discontinued when Tesla introduced the Mid-Range version. Model 3 LR now displays 325 miles EPA rated range instead of …

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Tesla Q4 2018 Production & Delivery Estimates Survey

  Around 100 people have participated in my Tesla Production and Delivery Estimates survey this quarter, compared to less than 40 people in the last quarter. There are five questions: Model S+X production Model 3 production Model S deliveries Model X deliveries Model 3 deliveries I have picked these because all five are released by Tesla which makes …

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Model 3 Mid Range has 251 miles highway range according to EPA

  Here is a screenshot from the EPA spreadsheet that has the new data. The numbers on the right side show 270.1 miles for city range and 247.6 miles for highway range. Combined range is 55% of city + 45% of highway range. In this instance, the combined range is exactly 260.0 miles because of 270.1*0.55 + …

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Tesla starts production of the Model 3 Mid Range

  First VINs (Vehicle Identification Numbers) have started to come in for the Model 3 Mid Range aka Model 3 MR. VINs are assigned to cars after the car enters production.  First deliveries are expected to start next week. The Model 3 Mid Range was nicknamed ‘Lemur’ after Elon’s tweet a couple of weeks ago when he …

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Tesla advertises optimistic Model 3 prices but not everybody is impressed

Tesla Model 3 Configurator was revamped on 19 Oct 2018 to add the new Mid Range version but that wasn’t the only change. Tesla also made a change to how the prices are displayed. Instead of the actual price, it now shows the price after potential savings where you select the trim level. The actual price is …

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Estimated range and battery specs for Tesla Model 3 Mid-Range

Yesterday, Elon said the Model 3 Mid Range battery has fewer cells than the Long Range battery and is not a software limited version. But how many cells does it have? I decided to have a closer look. Luckily, Tesla has also released the weight numbers. Step 1: The weight difference between MR and SR is …

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