Tesla seems very aware of what is going on in the electric car world, so they decided to change the game up a bit, starting with their super popular Model 3.
Finally, the American giant decided to drop the “Standard Range Plus” nomenclature, increase the battery size (50 kW -> 62.3 kW) and reduce the acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h. The Tesla Model 3, which impressed everyone with 100 km / h in just 5.6 seconds, now relies more on autonomy and as such was a bit slower when it did the classic 0 to 100 km / h in 6.1s.
Interestingly, this seems to be a reaction to the many super interesting launches from VW, Hyundai, Volvo, Mercedes, Kia etc … keep an eye out, don’t get overtaken.
Tesla Model 3 gained more battery but lost speed
Therefore, with the arrival of more and more electric vehicles on the market, Tesla decided to rely more on the autonomy of its Model 3. This is without a change in price, which in turn indicates a decline in the cost of manufacturing the batteries, or that Tesla is not afraid to touch its banks to maintain its place in the electrical world. Well, it could even be a combination of the two factors.
That focus on range, however, means the Tesla Model 3 can now reach 491 km in a mixed WLTP cycle. A very significant climb as the previous model was 448 km.
Besides, what do you think of all of this? Would you like to see an improvement in the Tesla Model 3’s autonomy? Is it a sign of the times? That Tesla is starting to feel closer to the competition? Please let us know what you think in the comments below.