April 1, 2016

DON'T SUBSIDIZE ELECTRIC, TAX GAS:

Meet Tesla's Model 3, Its Long-Awaited Car for the Masses (Alex Davies, 3/31/16, Wired)

In person and on paper, the Model 3 is a stunner. It's a handsome sedan, with four doors and five seats, and all the comfort and practicality you'd expect of an upscale mid-size sedan. The battery is good for a 0 to 60 mph time under six seconds, a range of 215 miles. It's packed with tech, stylish, and a bargain if Tesla can deliver it at the $27,500 base price Musk promises you'll pay after the federal tax credit.

The specs and price are key, because so far Tesla Motors has aimed squarely at the affluent. The company's first three models--the innovative Roadster sports car, exquisite Model S sedan, and tech-slinging Model X SUV--made electric cars fun, cool, and compelling. The Model 3 is meant to do something greater: sell the masses on electric propulsion.

Posted by at April 1, 2016 8:01 PM

  

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