Tesla Model 3

Friday 8th April 2016

Last week Tesla Motors announced the launch of their latest Model 3 electric car, with delivery beginning in late 2017. I've written about my experiences in trying to find the right electric car for us, and I'd previously settled on the Golf GTE hybrid. But not any more.

The Tesla Model 3 blows the Golf out of the water:

  • 215 mile range
  • 0-60 in under 6 seconds
  • ~£25,000 depending on options
  • Autopilot mode for motorway driving
  • 5-star safety ratings

Over the weekend Kat and I decided to buy one, so along with 250,000 other people we've put down a £1,000 deposit on a Model 3 when they finally become available. I'm so excited!

The reservation email said:

Thank you for reserving your Model 3. With your reservation, you are part of an exciting moment in history.

In the first 24 hours Model 3 received over 180,000 reservations, setting the record for the highest single-day sales of any product of any kind ever in world history.

Here's the launch video:

 

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