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Tesla Model 3 Long Range

Tesla Model 3: The Most Affordable Green Car from Tesla

If someone says “environmentally friendly car” these days, the first name many people will think of is Tesla – with good reason.

Tesla is known to have the best electric range and clever software – but they can be expensive.

Luckily, the Tesla Model 3 has a much lower price tag than the rest of the range, and it has many amazing features. You could also get a good resale value, and even find a reasonable rate if the car is totalled by searching scrap my car Birmingham.

Let’s look at the details.

  • Standard Range Plus: starts from £40,490

The Standard Range Plus is rear-wheel drive, with a set of 18″ Aero Wheels. It can go from 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds, and it tops out at 140 mph. Although it’s the cheapest Tesla, you can still expect to get around 254 miles on a full charge.

  • Long Range: starts from £48,990

The Long Range Tesla Model 3 is all-wheel drive and comes with the same set of 18″ Aero Wheels. It can go from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 145 mph. It can go up to 348 miles on a single charge.

  • Performance: starts from £55,540

This is the most premium version, and it comes with 20″ Performance Wheels. You can get from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. If that wasn’t good enough, you can go up to 162 mph and drive for 329 miles on a full charge.

The Model 3 versions have their batteries stored under the car, giving it a lower centre of gravity which improves the handling.

The Tesla Model 3 has a very minimalistic interior design, and almost everything is controlled by the touchscreen in the middle.

It has a low flat floor, giving you plenty of foot space. The front seats are comfortable but it’s a little cramped in the rear.

There’s plenty of boot space in the Tesla Model 3, which can be increased if you fold down the rear seats. Unlike most vehicles, the rear seats can fold completely flat and give you an interrupted floor to haul cargo. With folded seats, you can easily put 15 carry-on suitcases inside the car.

The Tesla Model 3 versions all have the standard navigation, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity options. They also offer plenty of entertainment options in the central screen display, such as YouTube, Netflix, and a few games.

The Model 3 comes with Tesla’s autopilot features. But while most people hesitate to use that, its excellent driver-assist system is definitely worth the money.

You also get features like an automatic lane change, automated emergency brake, adaptive cruise control, and a useful lane-departure warning.

Tesla vehicles have sophisticated and advanced software which is regularly updated.

The company also added some features like lane-keep assist and its standard auto-pilot features. You also get an additional charging capability with the upgraded V3 Supercharger network.