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02-18-2016 02:17 AM
Re: Tesla "Model III" ie 3-series-targeted - Automotive News

found a sizeable articleS on the III (possibly mostly speculation)
and since I don't have time/patience to go thru it now, posting instead...

Tesla Model 3 Review
The paydirt car for Tesla, a stylish mass-produced 200-mile EV

One of many unofficial wild guesses of how the Model S's design can be downscaled to a the smaller Model 3. However, Tesla is likely to implement more aggressive differences in styling.

Tesla would have to defy all expectations to achieve success on the Model 3, while avoiding all the potential pitfalls—not only for the 200-mile $35,000 Model 3, but a massive new battery factory, and the Model X that comes first. Can Tesla do it again?

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How Much Will A 200-Mile Tesla Model 3 Really Cost?

Sam Abuelsamid - Feb 15, 2016

In the wake of Tesla’s recent announcement of 2015 financial results and a Bloomberg report that the upcoming Model 3 could cost as little as $25,000, it’s worth taking a looking at the prospects for the more affordable electric car with a somewhat more jaundiced eye...

...three (3) pages

12-05-2015 12:31 AM
Re: Tesla "Model III" ie 3-series-targeted - Automotive News

I like that.
12-05-2015 12:04 AM
Re: Tesla "Model III" ie 3-series-targeted - Automotive News

...what the Tesla Model 3 Could Look Like?

By Stephen Elmer| Dec 02, 2015|

Tesla’s Model 3 promises to offer 250 miles of range for just $35,000 and we have new renderings speculating what it might look like.

Based on what we have seen with the Model X SUV, the new Tesla Model 3 won’t likely stray too far from the brand’s established design. Our renderings show a familiar face with more compact proportions compared to the longer and wider Model S.

Despite its similar look, Tesla says that the Model 3 will not share many parts with the larger Model S.
09-03-2015 07:32 PM
Re: Tesla "Model III" ie 3-series-targeted - Automotive News

Tesla's Model 3 to Cost $35K(, reveal next) March, But Production Still 2 Years Away

by Devin Coldewey
Sep 2 2015

Tesla's long-awaited mass-market car, the Model 3, now has a price and debut plan courtesy of the company's founder, Elon Musk, who posted the details to Twitter on Wednesday.
@elonmusk $35k price, unveil in March, preorders start then.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 2, 2015
The $35,000 price is just what was expected, and Tesla is well known for unveiling its cars well before they are available to buy. Still, it will likely disappoint many that a cheaper Tesla won't arrive until 2017 at the very earliest.

crossreference: $35,895 base XE
06-16-2015 03:19 AM
Re: Tesla "Model |||" ie 3-series-targeted - Automotive News

^ hmm...

wonder if it'll be more like a Macan than a Suvalike-Cuv?
06-15-2015 11:56 PM
Re: Tesla "Model III" ie 3-series-targeted - Automotive News

Car news magazine reports that at a conference in Washington, "Tesla Motors Chief Technical Officer JB Straubel revealed that the electric automaker wants the Model 3 to be a family of vehicles, with both sedan and crossover variants."

Read more:
08-12-2014 09:57 PM
and Model R *AND* Model C?? - TorqueNews


^ illustration ^

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Tesla Model R to spectacularly succeed the Roadster sooner than expected? - TorqueNews

Tesla Motors’ first car, the Lotus-based Roadster, ended production in 2012 so the company could focus on the higher-volume Models S and X. A new report suggests the Roadster will be revived in 2017, although we find that timetable unlikely.

The German automotive website Autobild is reporting that according to Tesla sources, a next-generation version of the Tesla Roadster could arrive in 2017. It will be known as Model R and be built on either the Model III platform or a new smaller platform.

It is widely expected that Tesla will come out with a new Roadster eventually, but this is the first time a date as early as 2017 has been suggested. We are highly skeptical that the reported timetable is accurate, however.

Model R is coming, but not before Model III

Autobild quoted several Tesla sources that allegedly revealed details about the company’s plans for Model R and an upcoming Model C city car. Given that Elon Musk recently hinted that Tesla is “not currently showing all our cards,” it is indeed possible that these two rumored vehicles are in the works.

However, we think a Model C is unlikely and a successor to the original Roadster is hardly a priority for Tesla at this point...

- See more at:
07-18-2014 06:03 PM
Re: Tesla "Model III" ie 3-series-targeted - Automotive News

^ found a (nowhere near complete) timeline chart (via LG Chem thread & gooogling)
07-18-2014 04:39 AM
Re: Tesla "Model III" ie 3-series-targeted - Automotive News

^ & ^^ imho
it's good to consider as much complexity as we can imagine,
beyond (not excluding) the Laws of Physics... 1st ordinary hybrids were daring -&but- nobody had anything (electrified) to compare them to
-&while- mfgs were figuring thing out/experimenting (heck they didn't even have Lithium batteries)
they got new batteries and BEVs & plug-ins arrived (no idea if one first or together offhand) + new software,
sorta: Who-Knew what would "go-over" well?, let alone work in the real world;
& imho
the state-of-the-craft is that just now plug-ins are in/entering their golden age...or months

Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
I would agree with you, but since he's currently selling the S at +$70,000 ~ the cost/benefit equation doesn't work/apply here...
I'll have to update/verify Tesla's current prices but
the Model S had 3 versions (after discontinuing its original entry version):
$62,400 - 60kwh battery 'rated' 230m, 302hp
$72.400 - 85kwh battery 'rated' 300m, 362hp
$87,400 - 85kwh battery 'rated' 300m, 416hp "performance"
I've heard with all options one can go over $100k (un-verified)
the one Tedla-S owner I had a short convo with had the performance version with the extra 2 pretend-seats for "kids-in-the-trunk"
I heard many posters refute Tesla being a Luxury brand OR being Lux-level inside
so . . .
07-17-2014 09:53 AM
Re: Tesla "Model III" ie 3-series-targeted - Automotive News

The only to make better electric cars is to keep making and improving them. I'm all for more electrics, and I think that Tesla is smart to offer a downsized, downpriced model.
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