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  • Launched in 2019
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  • EV
  • Launch year
    2019
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    EV

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heycar editorial team

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A turning point for EVs

Best bits

  • Electric car with range of up to 360 miles
  • Fun to drive with rapid acceleration
  • Spacious and minimalist interior

Not so great

  • Most desirable models are expensive
  • Tesla's build quality isn't the best
  • There's an increasing amount of very good competition

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Overall verdict

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On the inside

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Driving

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How much does it cost to run

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Prices, versions and specification

Overall verdict on the Tesla Model 3

"Whether you buy into the hype around Tesla's electric cars or not, it's difficult not to be impressed with the Model 3. Here's an electric car that doesn't require a mortgage to buy, while its zen interior will impress even the harshest critics. It's fun to drive, too, especially if you buy the Performance model with its supercar-like acceleration."

Tesla Model 3 Left Side View

The brand makes some bold claims about how its Model 3 is going to change the automotive landscape. We don't think it's quite the game-changer Tesla claims (there's some very strong electric car competition in the form of the Volkswagen ID.3, Polestar 2 and even the likes of the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia e-Niro), but you've probably noticed how many are now on the roads. That's not to sat the Tesla Model 3 isn't one the best electric cars you can buy.


There are three different models to choose from: the Standard Range Plus, Long Range and Performance. While the Long Range and Performance models are both headline-grabbers in terms of figures, the most affordable Standard Range Plus will be more than adequate for the majority of buyers. The electric range of 278 miles is impressive, while its 0-60mph time of 5.3 seconds will feel pretty rapid to anyone who's trading in a diesel BMW 3 Series.


Like most electric cars, the Tesla Model 3 is remarkably easy to drive. You get excellent all-round visibility, while direct steering means it's surprisingly fun to drive with vigor. 


There are some quirks which can take a bit of getting used to, though – notably everything being controlled through the huge infotainment display. Okay, there are things like indicator stalks, but even the flashing light that shows they're being used is on the central screen. As is the speedometer.


One of the big advantages of a Tesla over rival electric cars is the brand's Supercharger network. You'll have to pay more to use this but, if you cover a lot of motorway journeys, we'd strongly suggest that the Model 3 is worth your consideration on this alone. The network of rapid chargers is, in our experience, much quicker and more reliable than other networks – and it's only open to Teslas. Like an exclusive club.

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Tesla Model 3 Car Infotainment

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Prices, versions and specification

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What is the cheapest Tesla?

The most affordable Tesla on sale today is the Model 3. Prices start from £40,990 for a Standard Range Plus model.

Dan Powell

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How fast is a Tesla Model 3?

The fastest Tesla Model 3 is the Performance model. With its dual-motor drivetrain, the Tesla Model 3 Performance can accelerate to 60mph in 3.1 seconds. Top speed is 162mph.

Andy Brady

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Is the Tesla Model 3 a good car?

We rate the Tesla Model 3 highly. It's a brilliant introduction to electric cars, with lots of technology and an unforgettable driving experience. It's surprisingly affordable, too, especially by the time you factor in fuel savings.

Russell Campbell

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