Tesla Model 3 Videos
You've read the review (or maybe you haven't), and you've learned how the Tesla Model 3 is a bit of an odd duck. As we spent a couple days with the EV, we came to learn a few of its quirks. Here are five nifty features that — in addition to the electric powertrain, unique styling and loads of tech — really make the car unique.
Autopilot is essentially the combination of two driver assist systems. The first Tesla calls "Traffic-Aware Cruise Control," which is mostly indistinguishable from other adaptive cruise control systems. The second is Autosteer. The hardware is robust: forward radar, eight cameras and 12 ultrasonic sensors can detect vehicles all around it. It can see cars the driver can't, including, at times, two vehicles ahead.
When the Tesla Model 3 appeared in production form last summer, the hype was already at a fever pitch after months — years, even — of anticipation. With hundreds of thousands of reservations already on the books, it appeared this could be the car that transforms Tesla from a startup to a true competitor. Then, crickets, for most customers anyway. Production delays have left customers frustrated and analysts speculative about the company's future. With that in mind, we found an owner
You also have to use the touchscreen to adjust your windshield wipers.
In this video, Doug Field, Tesla Senior Vice President of Engineering, does his very best not to answer any questions from the man holding the camera. Still, there are a few things worth noting.
This is a relatively finalized version of the upcoming car.
The Tesla Model 3 unveiled on July 31st will not be the same design that is delivered to customers. It will be pretty close, but the final form is still six weeks away.
At an event in Norway, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that a Tesla electric car that "everyone will be able to afford" is on the way.