Tesla Model 3

Battery Electric Vehicle

£30,000 *Price from

50.0 kWh *Useable Battery

210 mi *Real Range

235 Wh/mi *Efficiency

This electric vehicle is not available yet

The Tesla Model 3 is currently only available in the US and Canada. Two battery packs are available: Mid Range and Long Range. A standard battery pack is also expected. It's currently unclear which versions will become available in the UK. Right-hand drive models are expected for the second half of 2019. All specifications with an * are estimates.

Price from * £30,000

Availability Pre-order
Available from * September 2019
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from * £350 pcm

Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge * £0
Insurance Group N/A
Price shown is an estimated On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £3500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Real Range Estimation between 150 - 310 mi

City - Cold Weather * 200 mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 150 mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 175 mi
City - Mild Weather * 310 mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 195 mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 245 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 5.9 sec
Top Speed 124 mph
Electric Range * 210 mi
Total Power * 150 kW (201 hp)
Total Torque * 258 lb-ft
Drive Rear

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity * 55.0 kWh
Port Location Left Side - Rear
Charge Port * Type 2
Charge Power † * 11 kW AC
Charge Time (0->210 mi) † * 5h30m
Charge Speed † * 39 mph
Battery Useable* 50.0 kWh
FC Port Location Left Side - Rear
Fastcharge Port * Supercharger
Fastcharge Power * 70 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (21->168 mi) * 40 min
Fastcharge Speed * 220 mph
† This can only be achieved using a 3-phase grid connection. The majority of homes and charge points do not have this connection. In practice charge power will often be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 8 hours and a charge speed of 26 mph.

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range * 210 mi
Vehicle Consumption * 235 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 170 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption Estimation between 160 - 330 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather * 250 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 330 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 285 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather * 160 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 255 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 200 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Dimensions and Weight

Weight Empty 1611 kg
Seats 5 people
Cargo Volume No Data
Cargo Volume Max No Data
Length 4694 mm
Width 1850 mm
Height 1443 mm
Wheelbase 2875 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from * £33,445
Benefit in Kind (BIK) * £4,348
BIK @ 20% * £72 pcm
BIK @ 40% * £145 pcm
BIK @ 45% * £163 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Fuel economy based on start with full battery and average fuel consumption over first 50 mile. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Tesla Model 3. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

NOTE: Tesla has not released details about the on-board charger of the Model 3. The information below is based on estimatation of the most likely on-board charger.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 25h45m 8 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 16 hours 13 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x32A 7.4 kW 8 hours 26 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 3x16A 11 kW 5h30m 39 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 3x16A 11 kW † 5h30m 39 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)

Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Tesla Model 3.

Tesla has not released details about rapid charging the Model 3. The information below is based on estimated values of the most likely rapid charging capabilities.

  • Max. Power: maximum charging power the vehicle can use
  • Avg. Power: average charging power over a session from 10% to 80%
  • Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
  • Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Avg. Power Time Rate
Urban Supercharger (72 kW DC) 70 kW † 55 kW † 40 min 220 mph
Supercharger (145 kW DC) 70 kW † 55 kW † 40 min 220 mph

† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle

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All about the Tesla Model 3

Pricing

The Tesla Model 3 has an estimatedn On The Road Price (OTR) of £33,500. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Tesla Model 3 is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £3,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Tesla Model 3 is £30,000.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Tesla Model 3 is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The estimated maximum power of the Tesla Model 3 is 150 kW (201 hp). The estimated maximum torque is 258 lb-ft. The Tesla Model 3 is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds. The top speed is 124 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Tesla Model 3 has an estimated total capacity of 55 kWh. The usable capacity is 50 kWh (estimate). An estimated range of about 210 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 150 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 310 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 5 hours 30 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 8 hours and a charge rate of 26 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 25 hours 45 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a Supercharger connection (expected). The maximum rapid charge power is 70 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 55 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 40 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 145 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Tesla Model 3 is about 235 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 170 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 330 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 160 Wh per mile.

CO2 Emission

The Tesla Model 3 emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.

More information from Tesla

The link below will open the page of the Model 3 on the official Tesla site.

Go to the Model 3 on the official Tesla website.