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Tesla Model 3: A greener future for the automotive industry

In 2015 we, here at 1stCarLeasing, contributed to the expansion of UK charging stations and added ten Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles to our fleet. Given our interest in becoming a greener company we are very excited by the unveiling of the Tesla Model 3. In case you hadn’t heard, Tesla have received an earth-shattering 276,000 pre-orders by Saturday, following the launch last Thursday.

While Tesla is scheduled to announce more details relating to the Model 3 at a second unveiling, a date has yet to be decided on. What we know is that it will cost around £35,000 by the time it makes its way to the UK, with the Plug-In Car Grant bringing the price down to £30,000. We can expect the battery to deliver a 215 mile range, launching the Model 3 from 0-60mph in 6s. Tesla is thus proposing the affordable and practical answer to the electric car question, with no real competitors for price on the Market. Keeping this in mind, it comes as no surprise then that the Model 3 is being compared to the Ford Model T, or “the car that put the world on wheels”.

This news could signal that opinions towards electric cars are changing, or that the technology has finally matched our expectations of it. With Tesla producing just 50,000 cars last year Elon Musk, Tesla’s founder, has announced they must rethink their production strategy to meet demand. The Model 3 is expected to arrive in the UK by 2017. That said, Tesla has never met an announced deadline for production. It appears the future may have to wait a few years, for now though we can enjoy this comparison between the Model 3 and an Aston Martin Vanquish.

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Posted on 6th April 2016 at 1:00 PM

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