Tesla Motors Model 3 Electric car is coming: awesome specs, 4K UHD touchscreen on dashboard
Stephan Jukic – April 1, 2016
After nearly a decade of anticipation, the Tesla Model 3 electric car is finally around the corner and CEO Elon Musk is finally going to baby forward the Tesla model he hopes will bring electric cars to the masses into the consumer marketplace, starting at $35,000 and featuring dual trunks, along with 4K display technology inside the vehicle.
It’s not hard to see why the consumer interest would be high in the Tesla Motors Model 3. After the exceptional reviews that previous Tesla vehciles like the Model S have gotten from their owners, the Model 3 looks like a perfect blend of cutting edge technology, entry level luxury and superb pricing. The Model 3 will be a compact 4 door sedan with capacity for seating five adults and a number of features that normally exist only in luxury cars, such as autonomous functionality and 4K UHD entertainment screens in both the two back seats and the driver’s dashboard controls.
That’s right, while the previous Model S and Model X Tesla Motors electric cars offered up a 17 inch portrait touchscreen on their dashboard controls, the new Model 3 will take that much further and include not just one Dashboard-centered 4K UHD 17 inch touchscreen but also two additional 4K displays of 15 inches in the back for passengers who want to watch UHD Blu-ray movies or possibly streaming Netflix movies in full 4K clarity at 8.29 million pixels.
Moving on to other specs in the sleek new Model 3, given the lack of a massive internal combustion engine weighing several hundred pounds, the latest Tesla vehicle will offer two trunks, one in front and one in the back. Additionally, the new Model 3 will manage a range of at least 215 miles per charge and the base model can manage 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds. Musk is also promising that all three of the new Tesla Model 3 versions slated for late 2017 will likely manage even better than 215 miles per charge after further engine refinements and that the two more expensive models will also offer much faster acceleration rates than 0 – 60 thanks to new technologies which are still being refined.
Tesla is also promising more than 7,200 new supercharging stations by 2017 and more than 15,000 new regular charging locations throughout North America, Asia and Europe.
The Model 3 will also come in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions, with autopilot hardware and automatically activating safety features coming as standard technologies in all three versions of the car.
The ambitions behind the modestly-sized Model 3 from Tesla are definitely not small. Musk and many in both the Wall Street crowd and assorted technology industries are all hoping that this IS the vehicle to tip the world market away from gasoline and diesel powered vehicles, reduce climate change and change the urban transport landscape all over the world.
So as you can see, the expectations for the Model 3 are certainly no minor league game. However, if this latest and highly affordable Tesla model will justify investors and stakeholder’s bets in the future of electric cars, it will have to sell at a rate well in excess of the mediocre sales of existing electric car models. Otherwise, Tesla could end up going broke for all the money the company burns on promotion and R&D.
So far however, for the Tesla Model 3, things are certainly not indicating anything close to disappointing returns. At the March 31st unveiling of the Model 3, Musk, speaking to a large audience at the event’s hype-studded presentation ceremony in Hawthorne, California, said that more than 130,000 Model 3s have already been sold to buyers who’ve never even laid eyes on the car in person but still decided to plop down the $1000 deposit for an advance order on a car that is only slated for first deliveries by the end of 2017.
Disclaimer: April Fools folks.. It’s the 1st of April and we had to have a bit of fun as well. While all of the other specs and details we gave in this news piece on the release of the Model 3 from Tesla Motors are indeed true to the best of our knowledge, the upcoming electric four door sedan will not (as far as we know to date) offer any sort of 4K UHD display technology. Instead, from the best of our current knowledge of its specs, you can look forward to a single 15 inch landscape touchscreen in the front dashboard area of the car, likely in HD resolution or something close to it.
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