Tesla has just opened its Irish order book for its all-new Model 3. The Irish configurator launches with Model 3 AWD Performance and RWD in Standard Range Plus. The entry level Model 3 starts at €48,900.
First deliveries for reservation holders will begin in July, and will be on prioritised based reservation date and configuration option.
The Model 3 is described by Tesla’s as its smaller, simpler, more affordable car. It says that it is designed and built as the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, and adds that it is a critical step in Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
The Model 3 promises to combine industry-leading powertrain efficiency, aerodynamics and chassis technology to deliver the longest range of any comparable electric saloon.
The Model 3 Performance has a WLTP range of up to 530km, and the carmaker says that the powertrain technology has been designed for ultra-high endurance. It backs that up by adding that Tesla has proven its technology over more than 10 billion miles of real-world driving across its global fleet of vehicles.
The Model 3 recently achieved the lowest probability of injury in any car ever tested by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA ), and it is designed to be the safest car in its class. Every car comes with active safety features standard, including automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and side collision warning.
As with their other cars, Tesla promises that the Model 3 will continue to receive updates which add new features and enhance functionality over time. Premium connectivity is included as standard for one year which contains satellite maps with live traffic visualisation, Spotify and over-the-air updates via Wi-Fi and cellular.
The Model 3 comes with the black or white premium interior package. This includes premium heated seating with 12-way, power adjustable front seats and centre console with covered storage, four USB ports for all your devices, and docking for two smartphones. The premium audio system includes 14 surround speakers. It also comes with auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors.
All Model 3 customers have pay-per-use access to the global supercharger network, which is reserved specifically for Tesla owners; there are more than 430 supercharger locations with more than 3600 superchargers in Europe and growing constantly.
In Europe, Model 3 comes with a built-in CCS Charge Port for compatibility with third party fast charging networks, giving customers the most charging flexibility compared to any EV on the market.
The entry level RWD Standard Range Plus starts at €48,900. Model 3 has five colour options with solid black included as standard. Metallic colours, midnight silver, and deep blue, are available for € 1,100, with multi coat red and pearl white will costing € 1,600 extra.
The Model 3 Standard Range Plus comes with 18” Aero wheels as standard, while 20” performance wheels come standard with Model 3 Performance.
The all-new Model 3 now comes with autopilot included which, under active driver supervision, enables your car to steer, accelerate, and brake automatically for other vehicles and pedestrians within its lane.
Tesla boasts that the Model 3 Performance is the quickest car in its class, capable of achieving 0-100 km/h in 3.4s. It adds that it has a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution and comes with the long range battery for 530km of WLTP range and dual-motor all-wheel drive for enhanced performance and traction in any weather.