The new but still-mysterious Model 3.
If the day of yesterday I commented that a draft document the EPA had filtering some of the specifications the version of the extended autonomy of the recently introduced Tesla Model 3, today has been a report that ensures that the own Elon Musk would have confirmed the capacity of the batteries, both versions of the model, during a recent conference.
According to this anonymous source, who witnessed the declaration of Musk, the different versions of the new Model 3 would be provided with batteries of slightly more than 50 kWh, and 75 kWh respectively. This report confirms the presumption that the long reach version actually has a battery pack of 75 kWh of useful capacity (the value that really counts), in place of the 80.5 kWh that appeared in the document of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
By the time it is unknown if the power of the electric motor present in the basic version of the Model 3 is the same that we can find in the version “long range” Model which, according to the same documentation of the EPA is 261 HP (258 hp). The Model 3 standard has a range of 220 miles (354 kilometers according to EPA estimate) while the long reach version stretches its autonomy up to 310 miles (499 kms EPA).
Images of the event delivery of first units.
In terms of their benefits, the brand also confirmed the figures of both versions, the Model 3 the standard is able to reach 96 km/h from standstill in 5.6 seconds with a maximum speed of 209 km/h, while the version “long range” can go from 0 to 96 km/h in just 5.1 seconds with a maximum speed of 225 km/h.
it Is quite striking that, while the first vehicles in the street, the brand still has not revealed all its specifications. Although it is true that anyone who is not related with Tesla or other companies of Elon Musk has been able to get your hands on one of these early units, since the brand intends to use these units to discover the more predictable failings of youth, and not to have to deal with real clients.
Although the production was started during the month of July, for the moment, will not be manufactured units corresponding to the standard version of the Model 3, at least until autumn of this year, when the rate of production has gone up enough to begin deliveries to real customers of the company.