After months of hype, Tesla’s Model 3 was finally released at a handover event in Fremont, California, last weekend. 30 vehicles were given out to signal the start of a long journey Model 3 production will have over the coming years. Many details on the electric vehicle are now concrete, and there are some seriously interesting takeaways from those that were lucky enough to ride in one.
Two different versions of Tesla’s Model 3 will be made available first. Both vehicles were referred to as the “Standard Battery” and “Long Range Battery” editions. The base models start off at $35,000 and $44,000, respectively. Easily the most attractive part of the more expensive edition is the ability to drive up to 310 miles on a single charge versus 220 miles on the other.
Outside of a significant boost in range, there are various tweaks in the “Long Range Battery” edition. The vehicle has slightly faster top speed, can reach 60 miles per hour a half second quicker. Deliveries have begun for this unit, while those that want a white interior will be getting their version sometime in the fall. The “Standard Battery” will be releasing in November.