European pricing and WLTP range for the Model 3 has been revealed
5 December 2018

Tesla has confirmed that its Model 3, in AWD Long-range guise, will offer 338 miles of range on a WLTP cycle, meaning it takes the lead as the EV with the longest official range.

The Hyundai Kona EV previously laid claim to the title, with a range of 279 miles in 64kWh form

It comes as the car maker launches its configurator for European customers who have already put down a deposit for a Model 3 saloon, revealing previously unconfirmed pricing and range details. 

Model 3 pricing announced in Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and France suggest the entry-level EV will be available from around £50,000, falling to £46,500 after taking into consideration the £3500 UK government incentive for zero-emission vehicles.

The Model 3 is on show in UK dealerships for the first time, with demonstration models on display at Tesla’s London Park Royal and Manchester Stockport locations, ahead of right-hand-drive models arriving in the second half of 2019.

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Lowest-price, largest-volume Tesla yet has wooed the buying public in the US. Should UK buyers join the queue for a Model 3?

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Two models will be available at launch: the four-wheel-drive, long-range version is capable of 338 miles on a single charge, according to WLTP testing. The Model 3 Performance can do 330 miles.

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The 4WD version reaches the 0-60mph benchmark sprint in 5.1sec and has a top speed of 140mph, while the Performance achieves 0-60mph in 3.5sec. 

Cheaper Model 3 variants are due to arrive later, potentially lowering the entry-level cost to around £35,000.

If so, it would go up against combustion-engined compact executive cars such as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Jaguar XE and Mercedes-Benz C-Class in terms of pricing and size.

Model 3 owners will not get free access to the Tesla Supercharger high-speed charging system, with the American company planning to charge for electricity as demand grows and it requires more investment to build up its charging network.

Tesla’s latest results from the third quarter of 2018 showed that it hit production targets for the Model 3, building 53,239 units. This followed a tumultuous second quarter in which a temporary ‘tent’ was constructed outside the firm’s Californian plant containing another production line so as to increase output.

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Tesla revealed its Semi lorry in November last year, and this is expected to go into production in 2019. Its next model, the Model Y small SUV, is expected to be revealed in March 2019.

The highly anticipated Roadster, a sports car which promises to hit 0-60mph in 1.9sec, is pegged to arrive in 2020.

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24 February 2017
By the time Tesla starts producing a million cars a year - projected 2020 - it would have moved the transport world away from the fossil fuels by quite a bit.

3 July 2017
It's peanuts in this industry and makes me wonder why people - hacks and readers - give Elon Musk such an easy ride. Any other motor industry CEO is treated with some degree of scepticism, and if Musk was in any industry except this one he'd be written off online as a tax-avoiding fat-cat scumbag rather than the People's Hero.

3 July 2017
Byzantine wrote:

if Musk was in any industry except this one

You're joking, right? Please tell me you are joking.

4 July 2017
But there are billionaires the public love to hate and billionaires whom they love and forgive for the precisely the same qualities - and whom they believe are infallible and will somehow save the world. None of the reporting of Tesla is anything like the coverage other companies gets. Little scrutiny, almost zero scepticism, just join the queue to say what a hero he is and to accept as truth anything we're old.

7 July 2017
Byzantine wrote:

But there are billionaires the public love to hate and billionaires whom they love and forgive for the precisely the same qualities - and whom they believe are infallible and will somehow save the world. None of the reporting of Tesla is anything like the coverage other companies gets. Little scrutiny, almost zero scepticism, just join the queue to say what a hero he is and to accept as truth anything we're old.

Maybe it's because he's offering a vision that people believe in? (400K deposits) He and VW have turned the auto industry upside down in the last couple of years .. a shake up that's been a long time coming , especially for the German OEMs.

10 July 2017
Exactly. Tesla has been subjected to much scrutiny (Autocar included) but customers and investors have bet on the company in a big way.

3 July 2018

emm not sure about that. There's plenty of anti-musk/ Tesla feeling on this very site

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

24 July 2018

He is joking...and heavily intoxicated

29 July 2017

This is just the start. Expect to see many more EV's in the road in the coming years. And many more manufacturers competing with Tesla. Time to embrace the future and ditch the old fossils that we currently drive.

30 November 2017

You are some kind of twit I cant put a name to

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