Tesla Model 3: the version “long range” with 261 HP and 75 kWh

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The new Model 3 and has up to 500 km of autonomy.

A preliminary document from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has revealed part of the specifications not yet declared the Tesla Model 3. This document, which you can see from this link, is referred to to the highest version of the range of the new electric sedan, the version “long range” of 500 km of autonomy (310 miles). According to the EPA, this version will feature a battery pack of 80.5 kWh, which actually correspond to 75 kWh, and a total power output of 261 HP (258 hp).

The first data of the new Tesla Model 3 were revealed during the recent event held by the brand at the factory in Fremont, California, where he held the ceremony of delivery of keys to the first customers of the Model 3, all of them related with the brand, whether managers or employees, and all units delivered corresponded precisely with this version, the 500 km of autonomy. So it is quite curious that we do not know these data for the own brand, but for a document of the EPA, since these units are already fully operational and in the street.

The range of the initial Model 3 will be composed by two versions, the most basic account with a range of 354 miles (220 miles according to EPA) or 354 depending on approval by EPA, while the so-called “long range” or extended autonomy is able to traverse 499 miles (is rounded up to 500) or 310 miles according to the EPA.

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Tesla Model 3.

The most basic of which are not yet known nor their data or battery power, is capable of accelerating from 0 to 96 km/h (60 mph) in 5.6 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 209 km/h. For his part, the highest version accelerates from 0 to 96 km/h in just 5.1 seconds and has a maximum speed of 225 km/h.

The base version already has some figures very similar to those of its main competitor, the all-new Chevrolet Bolt (sold in Europe as Opel Ampera-e) approvals in cycle EPA a range of 383 kilometres or 238 miles, in addition to a price before incentives of $ 35,000 in the united States. This variant has not so far begun to be manufactured, but once you have uploaded the cadence of production of the Model 3, will begin to be produced in Fremont, which won’t happen until this fall.

For the moment, the only variant that is really available is the extended autonomy, that part of a price of $ 44,000 in its specification of equipment more basic, that is to say, body color black, and no extras of any kind.