July 16, 2014
YOUR NEXT CAR WILL BE A VOLT:
Tesla Model 3 to challenge BMW 3 Series (Steve Fowler, 7/16/14, Auto Express)
Posted by Orrin Judd at July 16, 2014 3:13 PMThe new Model 3 is set to be unveiled in 2016 and on sale by 2017. It's most likely to be based on an all-new platform rather than a cut-down version of the one underpinning the Model S and Model X. The new technology will be the brainchild of Tesla's British engineering chief Chris Porritt, who used to work with Aston Martin. [...]The new car is rumoured to be about 20% smaller than the Model S and our image shows how it could look. Key to the new model, which Musk said should retail for around $35,000 (likely to equate to around £30,000 in the UK), is cheaper battery technology made possible by Tesla's forthcoming Gigafactory.