The new Tesla Model 3 will have to contend with these rivals

Los rivales del Tesla Model 3

we Analyze the rivals of the new Tesla Model 3.

Since the new Tesla Model 3 to be presented already for a few weeks, much has been spoken and written that will be the model most economic and accessible from Tesla Motors. This small electric vehicle will hit the market to break with all the models. And it is that, while the Tesla Model S already had managed to destroy all the records in a segment more “elitist” the new Model 3 want to get to be placed as the first option within the segment of electric cars for middle-class families.

Now, what models have to do in front of the new Tesla Model 3? In this article we want to talk about the main rivals (both american and european) to the new model Tesla will have to face. If well, and while we hope to get to know all the details of the Chevrolet Bolt, we can say that, in relation price-autonomy, the new Model 3 will not have a direct rival.

Then, does this mean that you will be in no man’s land? In part not, as for price, yes you will have to compete with models that, in a first moment we could think that they are not genuine contenders of the last model created by the company of Elon Musk. From the Volkswagen e-Golf to the BMW i3, passing the Nissan Leaf (top of range), will be some of the main rivals of the future Model 3.

Before you begin to analyze the rivals of the new Tesla Model 3, it is important to remember that the version of access this model is characterized by equipping a battery of 60 kWh give it a autonomy of about 350 km. In addition, your engine will have a performance of scandal. And that is, the version more highly diluted the Model 3 will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds.

Chevrolet Bolt

Chevrolet Bolt

The Chevrolet Bolt will have a range of 320 kilometers.

Conceived as a prototype of the same name and using much of the technology of the new generation of the Volt, the new Chevrolet Bolt is placed as the spearhead of General Motors, in their particular foray in the segment of the electrical. Although it is not yet available (will arrive from next year onwards), it will be placed as one of the main rivals of the Model 3 in the united States.

In their guts, the all-new Chevrolet Bolt will equip a battery of 60 kWh will offer a autonomy of approximately 320 kilometers with a single charge. And although its design does not convey the feeling of standing before a model of high performance, the truth is that you will be able to be catapulted from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7 seconds. This, together with an approximate price of 33,000 euros, will be a model to take into account.

Opel Ampera-e

Opel Ampera-e

The Opel Ampera-e is a rebadged Chevrolet Bolt to be sold in Europe.

This, did we mention the Ampera-and after talking about the Bolt? So it is. We already know that the Opel Ampera-e is basically a “rebadged” model from Chevrolet. Although, in this article we are talking about the rival of Tesla Model 3, and both in north America, with the Bolt, in Europe will have to cope with your primohermano sold under the brand of Opel. They are the same model, and, more than likely will have the same technical specifications and features.

it Is expected that the new Ampera-and have a autonomy of approximately 320 kilometers thanks to its battery of 60 kWh and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in about 7 seconds. Does your starting price? It is not the official rate, but everything points to that will depart from the 33,000 euros approximately. For the moment is unknown its endowment.

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf with a battery of 30 kWh during our test.

And spent on the electric car sold worldwide (with the permission of these future releases that are coming soon). It is possible that you wonder what chances for the small and cheerful Nissan Leaf with the last beast created by Tesla Motors. And this is neither more nor less than a competitive price for the versions that offer the battery at property. Something that not all manufacturers of electric vehicles offered.

In particular, the Nissan Leaf with the finish Visia and battery of 24 kWh (there is also available a 30 kWh) the property has a starting price of 29.235€. With a autonomy of 250 kilometres, modest Leaf is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 11,1 seconds. This, together with high-quality finishes and standard equipment is quite complete make this one of most electric cars sold in the market. It is for this reason that, once the Tesla Model 3 crossover “the big pond”, you will need to do in front of the electric Nissan.

Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf

The Volkswagen e-Golf is the variation of electrical mechanics of the compact German.

The compact German most popular in the world has its own alternative power. The Volkswagen e-Golf sneaks into this list of competitors of the Tesla Model 3, thanks to its engine 82 kW (115 HP) with which you can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 10.4 seconds. battery 24.2 kWh gives a autonomy of approximately 190 kilometres.

In terms of the standard equipment for the Volkswagen e-Golf, we can say that is located at the level of some of the endings is the best equipped model with a mechanical internal combustion. Among other elements it should be noted the headlights Full LED, Browser, Discover Pro, automatic climate control Climatronic or the alloy wheels of 16 inches. Does your price? Currently, the Volkswagen e-Golf is on sale in Spain since the 36.690 euros.

BMW i3

BMW i3

The i3 is the only model all-electric range BMW i.

And we finished our “Top 5,” with the first proposal from BMW to the premium market of electric vehicles. BMW i3 it is an option quite interesting if you’re a faithful follower of the signature. Although, if we compare it with previous options may not be an option very rational (especially if we see it face-to-face with the Leaf), being a model purely BMW makes it valid for this list.

The BMW i3 has a motor that throws a 170 HP and a maximum torque of 25 Nm. In addition, the electric motor works together with a battery of 22 kWh that has a autonomy of up to 200 kilometers. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is done in just 7.2 seconds. And all this, together with a equipment quite complete among which include alloy wheels, Bluetooth connection and USB, leather-wrapped steering wheel, climate control, remote iDrive and central locking. Does your price? Available from 35.500 euros.

Comparison of the Tesla Model 3 with its rivales

Modelo Autonomía Acceleration (0-100 km/h) Batería P.V.P.
Tesla Model 3 350 km* 6 seconds* 60 kWh 30.760 €
Chevrolet Bolt 320 km 7 seconds 60 kWh 33.000 €
Opel Ampera-e 320 km* 7 seconds* 60 kWh* 33.000 €*
Nissan Leaf 250 km 11.1 sec 24 kWh 29.235 €
VW e-Golf 190 km 10.4 seconds 24,2 kWh 36.690 €
BMW i3 200 km 7.2 seconds 22 kWh 35.500 €

* Data is approximate (there is no exact figure official).

In the case of the electric that are not available in Europe, the price of the table above corresponds to a change of dollar-euro at the time of publishing this article. Prices are recommended and some make reference to the battery in the car. Lack of possible discounts and/or promotions in force.