The Tesla Model 3 is quicker than advertised

The Tesla Model 3 wasn’t built as a high-performance vehicle, but that doesn’t mean it can’t return some impressive acceleration numbers, ones well below the advertised figures.

While Tesla’s Canadian website claims the US$35,000 electric sedan manages zero-to-100 km/h pulls in 5.1 to 5.6 seconds, new real-world road tests from DragTimes and Road & Track suggest the company may have been a little humble; the magazines instead netted times of 4.6 and 4.9 seconds, respectively. Quarter-mile (400-metre) elapsed times from the publications were 13.37 seconds at 165 km/h for DT; and 13.67 at the same trap speed for R&T

Road & Track did note that each quarter-mile drag-strip pull did seem to knock one percent off the battery’s life, so keeping your foot out of it may be a good idea if you’re worried about range anxiety. Read more about The Tesla Model 3...

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10 May 2018