Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 gets FM radio and trip odometer in new OTA update

Tesla Model 3 gets FM radio and trip odometer in new OTA update

The Tesla Model 3 is a slick car that may well usher in the affordable and desirable EV era. The catch when the car first rolled out was that it lacked some basic features that you get on any old beater out there. Those missing features were an FM radio and a trip odometer that you can see. Since odometers are one of those required features, the actual odometer function for recording miles driven was already there, but this update simply adds the ability for the driver to see the mileage on specific trips.

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Tesla Model 3 EPA driving range is 310 miles

Tesla Model 3 EPA driving range is 310 miles

One of the most important details of the Tesla Model 3 has now been confirmed with the EPA giving the EV an official driving range. That official range per change is listed as 310 miles making this one of the best lower cost EVs out there. The 310-mile driving range is an EPA estimate based on combined city and highway driving.

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Tesla Model 3 misses targets dramatically amid rough Q3

Tesla Model 3 misses targets dramatically amid rough Q3

Tesla has revealed the numbers for its third fiscal quarter 2017, and things aren't looking so hot. The company reports that of its 26,137 vehicle deliveries during Q3, only 222 of them were Model 3 cars. Tesla previously disclosed production bottlenecks as holding up its Model 3 progress, something later tipped to include delays forcing workers to assemble some parts by hand.

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Why Tesla Model 3 production seems a little low

Why Tesla Model 3 production seems a little low

Tesla just reported their Q3 Vehicle Deliveries and Production results for the Model S, Model X, and Model 3. This was apparently the company's all-time best quarter for deliveries on both the Model S and the Model X - by just a tiny bit - at a 4.5% increase over this same quarter in the year 2016. Quarter-by-quarter, though, Tesla's production rose a cool 17.7% (over Q2, 2017).

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Unplugged Performance adds the va-va-vroom to Tesla Model 3

Unplugged Performance adds the va-va-vroom to Tesla Model 3

If you want a Tesla Model 3, but don't want to wait until the performance version lands in mid-2018, there is an option. A company called Unplugged Performance will take your basic Model 3 EV and turn it into a dead sexy beast if you want. Unplugged Performance says it will deliver complete vehicles and it will offer many exterior, interior, suspension, and brake updates for the car.

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Tesla Model 3: Everything you need to know

Tesla Model 3: Everything you need to know

After many, many months of waiting, the first production Model 3s were given to their owners during a big ceremony at Tesla's Fremont, California factory on Friday evening. The first 30 cars were rolled out while CEO Elon Musk took the stage before an audience of journalists, special guests, and, of course, the very first customers. A with the flashy presentation, the final pricing and spec details of Tesla's first mass-market model were revealed.

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First Tesla Model 3 this week as Elon Musk shares roadmap

First Tesla Model 3 this week as Elon Musk shares roadmap

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced via Twitter that the highly-anticipated Model 3 has been given the regulatory go-ahead for production. Crucially, this means that the Model 3's production run can soon begin, and Musk unsurprisingly wants to waste little time in getting that underway. In fact, he says that the first Model 3 should roll off the production line this Friday.

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Tesla Model 3 prototype seen driving on California streets

Tesla Model 3 prototype seen driving on California streets

Tesla recently revealed that its upcoming Model 3 sedan will finally enter limited production later this summer, with full production to begin this fall. That means it will likely be quite some time before you start seeing Tesla's most affordable vehicle on your local streets, let along get to drive one yourself. But if you live in a certain part of California, you might just spot a prototype roaming around on a sunny afternoon.

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Tesla reveals paid Supercharging switch in 2017

Tesla reveals paid Supercharging switch in 2017

Tesla has announced some rather significant changes to the way it operates its network of Superchargers. Thus far, Supercharging stations placed around the world have been offered free of charge to Tesla owners on long distance trips, but that's about to change next year. Tesla has announced that starting in 2017, some Tesla owners will be charged a "small fee" to use these stations.

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There are still more questions than answers about the Chevrolet Bolt EV

There are still more questions than answers about the Chevrolet Bolt EV

It was a moment of celebration for one of the American auto industry's stalwarts: the Chevrolet Bolt EV would, at 238 miles, go further than Elon Musk's upstart Tesla Model 3. Cue flag-waving in Detroit, not least because the Bolt EV is expected to arrive at dealerships later this year, versus the late 2017 promised for the "cheap" Tesla. Nonetheless, while the early feedback has been fairly glowing from drivers given previews at the electric car's wheel, there's still a lot Chevrolet has to do before the Bolt EV is anywhere near ready for primetime.

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Lucky Tesla Model 3 buyers score Golden Tickets to Gigafactory opening

Lucky Tesla Model 3 buyers score Golden Tickets to Gigafactory opening

Now that Tesla has scheduled July 29th as the date of the grand opening ceremony for its massive battery-producing Gigafactory in Nevada, it's probably every electric car enthusiasts dream to attend. Unfortunately, unless you're considered a Tesla VIP, the only other way to get invited was to pre-order the company's new Model 3 sedan, and even then you had to among the 12 super lucky ones to receive a "Golden Ticket." Yes, Tesla is taking a page straight out of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

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Tesla schedules Gigafactory grand opening for July 29

Tesla schedules Gigafactory grand opening for July 29

Tesla has finally set a date for the official opening of its Nevada Gigafactory, a massive building where the electric car maker will produce the batteries for its vehicles. A ceremony at the facility will be held on July 29th, with certain Tesla owners and VIPs getting invited. This is all despite the fact that the Gigafactory began limited operations several months ago, but as of the beginning of May is only 14% complete.

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