Electric cars are becoming more and more popular nowadays, and there is a good reason for that. With the introduction of new electric car models from popular car manufacturing companies like BMW, Tesla, Nissan, and Chevrolet, there’s a model out there for everyone. However, there is still one electric car that stands out amongst the rest of them. This car is the 2017 Tesla Model 3.
When you hear Tesla, you probably think hundreds of thousands of dollars. Thankfully, that isn’t true any longer. While Tesla was originally known for creating an electric sports car, they have come a long way. Some of their cars are still pricy and unaffordable, but the Model 3 is one of the most affordable electric cars on the market. The MSRP starts at just $35,000, which is right around the same price as the Chevy Bolt and Nissan Leaf. Most of the cheap electric car models start at $30,000, but they don’t have the same features that this Tesla has. From horsepower to range, the Tesla Model 3 beats out everyone on the list.
While the Tesla Model 3 hasn’t been delivered to many people yet, people are still as excited as ever. Many individuals put down a $1,000 deposit when word of the first Model 3 came out two years prior. Even though they had never seen the design of this new Tesla, they were ready to buy it for being an affordable and cool electric car. It is safe to say that there aren’t many other cars that have ever come with this fan base or power. Today, there have been a little under 300 Model 3s delivered, but that number is going to increase as more are manufactured and released. The specs on this car are not for the faint of heart. For anyone who wants a sports car that is good for the environment the Tesla Model 3 delivers.
Let’s be honest, no one gets an electric car for the horsepower. If they want a car that is going to go fast and rev up loudly, electric cars probably aren’t for them. However, Tesla is looking at changing that outlook completely. The Tesla Model 3 has a 258 to 271 horsepower range, which makes it fairly quick and fast. The Model 3 comes in two different styles, a long range and a mid range. The long range does 0 to 60 in just 5.1 seconds. The mid range does 0 to 40 in the same time. This is a fairly impressive horsepower for an affordable electric car, which is a feature that all other electric cars, besides the BMW models, currently do not offer. Even though the car is very quick, it still makes no noise. The engine does not rev up, and the car is a silent hum as it increases in speed.
One of the biggest complaints about electric cars is the range that they have. Most people can make it to work and back if they have a long commute on one charge. However, the dream of going to a friend’s house an hour or two away is squashed with electric cars. While this still might not be possible with the Model 3, it does have a much longer range than the other similarly priced cars on the market. The range goes from 220 to 310 miles per battery charge. Since there is no gas tank as backup, that’s the range a person can go before needing to charge. One thing to note with Tesla models is that they require a special charging system, one that is much different than other electric car models currently available.
The Tesla Model 3 is a small car, but it still has plenty of room for taller individuals or couples. While a full family might not fit in the back, drivers who are over six foot are not going to feel cramped either. The dimensions are 185 “ x73 “ x 57” to accommodate different sized drivers and passengers.
Tesla remains to be one of the most modern car companies available. They only produce electric cars, and their designs show cars that are sleek and simple. The interior of the Model 3 is no exception. There are hardly any buttons or knobs that can be seen in the interior of this car. While this is intriguing to some, others might hate that they can’t show off the cool interior that other cars like the BMW i3 have. While the coolness factor is sacrificed, it also means that there is less to keep clean and less to break inside.
All in all, the Tesla Model 3 has been the most intriguing and superior electric car of 2017. Since it is priced affordably, it’s more accessible to the average person. There isn’t a better electric car out there that is similar in price yet.