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Tesla Model 3 Production To Commence in July 2017

Considering massive demand of the Tesla Model 3, the carmaker plans to take the vehicle’s annual production to 500,000 units by 2018.

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Tesla Model 3 is powered by a 60kw hour lithium-ion battery pack that promises a range of around 300kms per charge.

The American electric car giant, Tesla Motors had confirmed the Model 3 sedan for the Indian market last year. The company had revealed the Tesla Model 3 prototype on 31st March at an event in Los Angeles. Since then, the vehicle has been receiving an outstanding response from buyers across the global. And proof of this lies in the fact that the Model 3 received over 3 lakh pre-orders within a week of its unveiling.

Now, the company has announced that it will commence the Model 3’s volume production by September 2017. Prior to that, Tesla will begin its limited production in coming July. For ramping up the car’s production, the company will raise $1.4 billion (Rs 6,740 crore approx.) new capital fund. The carmaker is also planning setup a wide Supercharger network across the country.

The Tesla Model 3 will be the first model in India from the US-based electric car giant. Touted as the most affordable electric car from Tesla, this saloon carries a coupe-like rear design that seems inspired by the Model X. Read – Tesla Set To Commence Its Indian Operations This Summer

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Tesla Model 3 India Launch

Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Inc, has already confirmed that the Model 3’s production version will not appear till late July 2017. The car will enter the volume production in September 2017. Therefore, we can expect its global launch (including India) for sometime next year.

Tesla Model 3 Price in India

Expected Price  Rs 37 lakh (approx.)

Tesla will commence its Indian operations with its most affordable sedan – the Model 3.  While the US-spec version of the saloon will cost around USD 35,000, the India-bound model could be priced a little higher due to high taxes on completely built up units (CBUs). Read – Elon Musk’s ‘Master Plan Part Deux’ for Tesla: A Brief Explanation

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Tesla Model 3 India Bookings

Tesla commenced the online bookings for the Model 3 an hour before its public debut on March 31, 2016. Interested buyers can pre-book the car by paying an initial sum of USD 1,000. Interestingly, people across the globe are visiting Tesla showrooms to enquire about the product. In fact, the company received 3.73 lakh bookings for the new Tesla Model in the very first week of its public debut.

Tesla Model 3 India Specifications

Engine 60kw hour lithium-ion battery pack
Range 300kms per charge
Acceleration (0-97kmph)4 seconds
Drivetrain SystemRWD & AWD

At the heart of the Tesla Model 3 is a 60kw hour lithium-ion battery pack that gives a range of 300kms per charge. The same powertrain will also be used for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. With a power of 7,200 Superchargers, the Model 3 can do 0-97kmph in 4 seconds. The saloon will be offered in both RWD (rear wheel drive) and AWD (all-wheel drive) systems.

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Tesla Model 3 India Features

Exterior

Smooth character lines
Sloppy panoramic glass roof
Sporty alloy wheels
Large windshields
LED tail lamps

Interior

15-inch landscape touchscreen
sensors for autonomous driving
Extra legroom

The Tesla Model 3 sedan will also be introduced in other developing nations including Brazil, New Zealand, South Korea, South Africa, Ireland and Singapore, confirmed Elon Musk, Founder & CEO Tesla Motors, on his Twitter handle. Tesla has designed the Model 3 in such a way that the company can produce the vehicle quickly while keeping the cost under check. The Model 3 is claimed to have a new structure, new battery architecture and new motor technology.

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Tesla Model 3 India Exterior

Designed on an all-new platform, the Tesla Model 3 has borrowed most of its design cues from the Model S. Though, it’s about 20% smaller than its sibling. Wearing smooth character lines and a sloppy panoramic glass roof, the Model 3 looks quite sporty. Other styling highlights include large windshields, LED tail lamps and a pair of sporty alloy wheels. Unlike its prototype, the production-ready Model 3 will come with a black chrome grille.

Tesla Model 3 India Interior

Ditching Tesla’s conventional 17-inch portrait touchscreen, the Model 3 comes with a 15-inch landscape touchscreen integrated on the dashboard. This display shows speed and gear selection in the upper corner, and climate control at the bottom side. The sedan might come with autonomous driving sensors, though the company could charge additional fees to activate them. The rear seat occupants might get some additional legroom as the electric drive system doesn’t require transmission tunnel that saves hump space in the middle of the floor.

Tesla Model 3 Warranty

Similar to the Model S, the Model 3 will come with an 8 year, infinite-mile, transferable warranty on the battery and drive unit. This was confirmed by Musk in August 2014.

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Summary

Tesla Model 3 will the first and the most affordable offering from the American electric carmaker in India. The car has coupe-like rear design that resembles to the Model X.

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COMMENTS
  1. amit sharma
    April 4, 2016

    nice car i am intrested in car booking

  2. Niraj Singh
    April 5, 2016

    2.32 Lacs of bookings with booking amount of $1,000. That means that company has already accumulated a net worth of $232 million and counting… and on top of that the deliveries will start in 2018.
    Just imagine the amount of money they will make just by capitalizing the interest on the booking amounts for these 2 years, excluding the profits on the actual sale of the car.

  3. shaik abdul javeed
    June 21, 2016

    this is happiest movement of my life because Elon musk is my legend.if elon musk not come to india for dealing i am go to contracted with elon musk to get production on the india based prodution
    FINALLY I AM HAPPY

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