Leasing a Tesla Model 3
Performance for the Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 might be the entry level car into the world of Tesla but it's an excellent offering. Depending on the model selected, the Long Range version has a range of around 350 miles and will take 12 hours to recharge from empty using a home wall charger. You can use Tesla's public charging points for recharging the battery to 80% full in just 35 minutes. However, the real standout figures for what is an excellent car is that they're very fast with a 0 to 62 mph sprint time taking just 3.5 seconds. The Long Range Model 3 will take 4.5 seconds - which still beats just about every other premium saloon rival. The car is also cheap to run with Tesla calculating that it will cost around a third of what diesel and petrol engine drivers will be paying.
Equipment and handling
Handling is nothing short of impressive for the Tesla Model 3 and the optional autopilot system is worth considering, particularly on long motorway journeys when the car drives itself - though you have to keep your hands on the steering wheel. The Model 3 will steer, brake and accelerate and keep a safe distance from other vehicles and change lane when the driver indicates to do so. And while the cabin itself has a minimalist design, it's a very futuristic and practical creation and it is a sound alternative to the premium marques available. Just about everything in the car is controlled through a large 15-inch central touchscreen and there's plenty of room for four adults and a decent boot size. Along with a near-silent driving experience, the Model 3 offers a comfortable drive around town but it's a real standout performer on winding country roads with excellent grip and cornering. There are no worries about 'range anxiety' because the system will, when necessary, find the nearest charging point for your needs. Essentially, the Model 3 is a great insight to cars of the future and its entry price helps to make it a serious contender for anyone wanting an all-electric impressive car.