Tesla’s Model 3 already had expectations running high, and the mass-market electric car is shaping up to deliver. Elon Musk took to the stage in Los Angeles to reveal the third car in Tesla’s current line-up – and the fourth in what Musk described as his “master plan” for electrification of the roads – a smaller, more affordable version of the Model S and Model X.
As you might expect, it looks a lot like both of its predecessors, with a curvaceous body and high-tech interior. It’s dominated by a 15-inch touchscreen which handles all of the controls and the driver instrumentation; that leaves the rest of the dashboard free for some slimline vents and storage cubbies.
Various versions will be offered, kicking off at $35,000 pre-subsidies, and then climbing through the price range with dual-motor all-wheel-drive upgrades and other niceties. Whichever you get, Tesla says, you’ll get Autopilot, Supercharger network access, and at least 215 miles of EPA-rated range.