Motoring
by Aspect County

Tesla – three new flavours

Model 3 is Tesla’s smaller, simpler, more affordable car. Designed and built as the world’s first mass market electric vehicle, it is a critical step in Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. 

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Model 3 combines industry-leading powertrain efficiency, aerodynamics and chassis technology to deliver the longest range of any comparable electric saloon. 

Model 3’s powertrain technology has been designed for ultra-high endurance, and Tesla has proven its technology over more than 10 billion miles of real-world driving across its global fleet of vehicles.

Recently, Model 3 has received a range of improvements, including an updated matte black trim, more efficient tyres and the 18÷19” Sports Wheels have been refreshed. The Model 3 Performance can now be ordered with new 20” Uber-turbine wheels. 

The new Powerlift Trunk opens at the touch of a button on the trunk itself or from the touchscreen or the Tesla app. 

Interior updates include a heat pump as seen on Model Y which improves cold weather efficiency and updated matte black finish which replaces the gloss piano’ black finish. 

The centre console has been redesigned, featuring fixed inductive charging mats for two smartphones wrapped in luxurious microsuede. 

Two additional high-powered USB‑C ports have been added for high-speed device charging. Plus, an additional USB‑A port in the glove compartment to use for storage devices for Sentry Mode and Dash Cam footage.

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Charging
The most convenient way to charge your Tesla is at home. Model 3 provides up to 360 miles WLTP range for daily travel. 

The majority of owners drive during the day and replenish the balance of remaining charge at night, waking to a full battery in the morning. Imagine never going to a gas station again. 

Designed and built by Tesla, Superchargers charge Model 3 in minutes rather than hours. Superchargers are strategically placed allowing Tesla owners to conveniently charge on major routes across the UK stretching from Edinburgh to Exeter and connecting to Europe via Folkestone. Stations are located near amenities like roadside diners, cafes, wi-fi hotspots, and shopping centres. 

Destination Chargers replicates the convenience Model 3 owners are accustomed to at home by providing hotels, restaurants, and resorts with the same connectors our owners often install in their garages. In Europe, Model 3 also comes with a built-in CCS Charge Port for compatibility with third party fast charging networks, giving our customers the most charging flexibility compared to any EV on the market.

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Connectivity
The 15” touchscreen seamlessly integrates media, navigation, communications, cabin control and vehicle data into one intuitive interface. Tesla cars regularly receive over-the-air software

updates that add new features, increased performance and enhance existing functionality via Wi-Fi. Since its arrival in 2019, Model 3 has received over 20 software releases and more than 70 new features or improvements. Updates have raised the bar for what people have come to expect from their cars with new entertainment, games and music.

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Total Cost of Ownership
Electric vehicles are less expensive to fuel than petrol powered vehicles, with the cost of electricity up to seven times lower than petrol. 

Teslas also require significantly less maintenance than traditional vehicles due to their reduced mechanical complexity and fewer moving parts. 

With no annual service required, owners only need to bring their cars in to check certain components at specific intervals, keeping vehicles on the road for longer and eliminating the need for annual service check-ups. 

Add to this the compelling incentives currently in place including one percent BIK for company car drivers and exemption from London Congestion Charge and London Ultra Low Emission Zone, there are significant savings to be had in owning Model 3.

Built for Safety
Model 3 is built for safety, with standard active safety features and hardware built to provide driver visibility. 

Eight surround cameras allow for 360-degree vision, while twelve ultrasonic sensors provide detection of surrounding objects. 

Forward-facing radar see through heavy rain, fog, dust, and beyond the vehicle ahead – helping to prevent accidents by providing simultaneous visibility in every direction. 

Model 3 achieved 5‑star Euro NCAP safety rating in every category with the highest ever score in the Safety Assist tests (2019 Protocol).

Autopilot
Today all new Tesla cars come standard with advanced hardware capable of providing Autopilot features, and full self-driving capabilities in the future, through software updates designed to improve functionality over time. 

Autopilot advanced safety and convenience features are designed to assist you with the most burdensome parts of driving. Basic Autopilot comes as standard and enables your car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically for other vehicles and pedestrians within its lane. 

The Enhanced Autopilot package gives drivers additional functionality with Autopark, Auto Lane Change, Summon and Navigate on Autopilot. An additional option is Full Self-Driving Capability, which includes all the functionality of Basic Autopilot and Enhanced Autopilot, alongside the latest upcoming features. 

Today’s current Autopilot features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous.

Performance
Model 3 Performance is the quickest car in its class, capable of achieving 0 – 60 mph in 3.1s. It has a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution and Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive for enhanced performance and traction in any weather. Model 3 Performance has an increased top speed of 162 mph along with a carbon fibre spoiler, 20” performance wheels, and aluminium alloy pedals for maximum handling and improved stability. Model 3 Performance also includes red performance brake callipers and the exclusive feature, Track Mode. 

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