…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12 Comments on 2015 Tesla Model 3 Performance Review The Porsches at Daytona
Posted by The Model 3 Blog Reader on February 20, 2016 In the wake of a new Tesla Model 3 Performance review we have learned and learned! While the Tesla Model 3 Performance will not be able to beat the Porsche Taycan in a timed lap around a track, the midsize family sedan could outlast the German-made four-door sports car in an endurance race. This is according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who mentioned recently in an interview on The Hill (emphasis added): “We’re gonna test a whole bunch of things. and we’re gonna push them to the limit. And at least in terms of race distance, yes, I would say the performance will certainly be an improvement on Porsche, and that’s going to be true until it’s fully developed, at which point my guess is we’ll be right up there. But that’s a whole bunch of tests, not necessarily a ‘pro’ race on the track.” “I would say that with Porsche, it’s sort of a longer-form, longer-distance race at a good track. And if we’re going to test our capabilities, we’ll do that at a good track.” We don’t know that the Model 3 will be able to compete in the 24 Hours of Daytona, but with a $120,000 base price (down from $185,000) and an expected three powertrains, that doesn’t sound like a bad deal.
Posted by The Model 3 Blog Reader on June 28, 2016 In a recent interview with Elon Musk of Tesla, he was asked about the Model 3 Performance. He responded that the Model 3 already seems to be one of the toughest competition in the EV segment in terms of “hardest-to-drive.” A driver with a high track and capable brakes will be able to keep up, though for what the Model 3 will be able to challenge. Musk revealed that Tesla uses the Tesla 3M in their test program. The Model 3 is in development and their latest prototype is a fully functional “Super Model.” Musk said the Model 3 is also available with a different driving experience. Musk has said that although the company’s goal is to achieve zero road damage in the Model 3, “Tesla and our software engineers will also be building a software package so that the more difficult situations will be handled by software. When these things are on a car where something is going to happen, say if somebody hits your windshield or if there’s an accident, then we’ll do the software to alert you to the situation.” At the time, Tesla announced the Model 3 is capable of up to 200 miles of range. A full range EV of this cost does not exist.
Posted by The Model 3 Blog Reader on October 26, 2015 Elon Musk of Tesla did confirm plans to produce two ‘supercharging’ points one at the Fremont factory in California and another in Nevada. Both would be used for charging and would not be accessible from the road. There would also be a third location in France. Musk has said that both locations have been discussed or at least rumored due Continued