Full list of Tesla Model 3 options and specs

From Tesla’s press kit:

Model 3 is a smaller, simpler and a more affordable electric car. Designed and built as the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, it is a critical step in Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

Like every Tesla vehicle, Model 3 combines range, performance, safety and technology. Intelligent design maximizes interior space to comfortably fit five adults and all of their gear. The high-efficiency powertrain provides zero to 60 mph acceleration in as little as 5.1 seconds.

Model 3 is designed to achieve the highest safety ratings in every category. Combined with 220* to 310 miles of range and a starting price of $35,000 before incentives, Model 3 is Tesla’s most affordable vehicle yet.

Model 3 is currently in production, and deliveries to employee reservation holders began on July 28, 2017 at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, CA. Reservations for Model 3 first opened on March 31, 2016 and remain available today.

* EPA estimated range


Price – $35,000

Standard Battery

• Range: 220 miles (EPA estimated)

• Supercharging rate: 130 miles of range per 30 minutes

• Home charging rate: 30 miles of range per hour (240V outlet, 32A)

• Deliveries begin: Early 2018


• 0-60 mph: 5.6 seconds

• Top speed: 130 mph


• 15” touchscreen display

• Dual zone climate control system

• FM/Internet streaming radio

• Textile seating

• Front center console with open storage and two USB ports


• Onboard maps and navigation

• Wi-Fi and LTE internet connectivity

• Keyless entry and remote climate control using the Tesla app

• Voice activated controls

• Bluetooth hands-free calling and media streaming

• 60/40 split folding rear seat to maximize cargo options

• Back-up camera

• Auto dimming rear-view mirror

• One-touch power windows throughout

• Power-adjustable side mirrors

• 12-volt power outlet


• Full LED exterior lighting

• Eight cameras, forward radar and twelve ultrasonic sensors enabling active safety technologies including collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking

• Six front row and two side curtain airbags

• Three-point safety belts with belt-reminders for driver and four passengers

• Two LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments in second row

• Electronic stability and traction control

• Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with electronic parking brake

• Child safety locks

• Anti-theft alarm system

• Tire pressure monitoring system


• Vehicle: 4 year, 50,000 mile limited warranty

• Battery warranty: 8 year, 100,000 mile (120,000 mile with Long Range Battery)


Long Range Battery – $9,000

• Range: 310 miles

• Supercharging rate: 170 miles of range per 30 minutes

• Home charging rate: 37 miles of range per hour (240V outlet, 40A)

• 0-60 mph: 5.1 seconds

• Top speed: 140 mph

• Deliveries begin: July 2017


• Solid Black: Standard

• Midnight Silver Metallic: $1,000

• Deep Blue Metallic: $1,000

• Silver Metallic: $1,000

• Pearl White Multi-Coat: $1,000

• Red Multi-Coat: $1,000


• 18” Aero: Standard

• 19” Sport: $1,500

Premium Upgrades Package – $5,000

Upgraded interior with additional features and premium materials.

• Premium heated seating and cabin materials throughout, including open pore wood décor and two rear USBs

• 12-way, power adjustable front seats, steering column and side mirrors, with custom driver profiles

• Premium audio system with more power, tweeters, surround speakers and subwoofer

• Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection

• Auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors

• LED fog lamps

• Center console with covered storage and docking for two smartphones

Enhanced Autopilot – $5,000

Model 3 will match speed to traffic conditions, keep within a lane, automatically change lanes, transition from one freeway to another, exit the freeway and self-park at your destination.

Additional features will roll out over time through software updates.

Full Self-Driving Capability – $3,000 (requires Enhanced Autopilot)

In the future, Model 3 will be capable of conducting trips with no action required by the person in the driver’s seat.

This feature is dependent upon extensive software validation and regulatory approval, which may vary by jurisdiction.


Dimensions & Weight

• Length: 184.8”

• Width: 82.2” (76.1” with mirrors folded)

• Height: 56.8”

• Wheelbase: 113.2”

• Track (wheel center): 62.2” front and rear

• Ground clearance: 5.5”

• Head room, standard: 39.6” front row, 37.7” second row

• Head room, glass roof: 40.3” front row, 37.7” second row

• Leg room: 42.7” front row, 35.2” second row

• Shoulder room: 56.3” front row, 54.0” second row

• Hip room: 53.4” front row, 52.4” second row

• Seating capacity: 5 adults

• Luggage capacity: 15 cubic feet

• Curb weight:

3549 lbs. (Model 3)

3814 lbs. (Model 3 Long Range)

• Weight distribution:

47% front, 53% rear (Model 3)

48% front, 52% rear (Model 3 Long Range)


• Hybrid steel/aluminum body

• Drag coefficient of 0.23


• Double wishbone, virtual steer axis front suspension with coil over twin-tube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar

• Independent multi-link rear suspension with twin-tube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar

• Variable ratio, speed sensitive electronic power steering

• Electromechanically boosted four wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake force distribution

• 18” Aero or 19” Sport wheels with all-season tires

Standard Accessories

• 240 volt NEMA 14-50 adapter

• 120 volt NEMA 5-15 adapter

• J1772 public charging adapter

• 20 foot mobile connector with storage bag

Elon’s insane stock incentive plan

Ross Gerber of Gerber Kawasaki via Twitter:

The Tesla comp package is insane. Elon makes nothing unless the stock almost doubles and he reaches $20 bil in rev or $1.5 bil in EBITA. If he does he makes like $400 mil in option gains. Then goes up in $50 bil increments of market cap. I like it! His strike is $350

I think Elon’s stock incentive plan will easily pass shareholder voting since ultimately I think it’s aligned with shareholder interest.

The chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has recently acquired a 9.7% stake in Daimler.

Geely Automotive Holding Ltd is a massive and growing automobile holding company.  Their main brand/company is Geely, where in China it’s experiencing massive growth and is a dominant player.

William Boston via MarketWatch:

Back in China, Geely Automotive has become the top domestic brand in the country. Instead of turning out cheap and undependable models, it began drawing Chinese customers away from some of the big Western brands that had set up shop in China.

More recently, Geely put its overseas ambitions into high gear. In May 2017, it agreed to buy a 51% stake in British sports-car brand Lotus and a 49.9% stake in struggling Malaysian car maker Proton Holdings Bhd. In December, Geely acquired 8.2% of Volvo AB, the Swedish truck maker.

Geely also was able to turn around Volvo after buying it from Ford (via MarketWatch):

After years of heavy investment from Geely, Volvo is now a thriving — if still small — high-end car maker. More recently, Volvo and Geely have pushed aggressively into electric-car development. Volvo promised last year to roll out electric or hybrid-electric engines in all its new models starting in 2019. Geely Holding in 2013 bought London Taxi, which makes electric-utility vehicles and taxis.

Here’s Geely’s growth in auto sales.  Last year it sold 1.2M cars, up over 100% from just two years ago (via carsalesbase):

Geely  (All Models)
2017 1.251.656 5,16%
2016 778.896 3,30%
2015 532.384 2,64%
2014 425.773 2,31%
2013 549.393 3,37%
2012 491.445 3,72%
2011 432.752 3,52%
2010 414.465 3,70%
2009 329.018 3,98%
2008 221.786 4,08%
2007 219.512 4,16%
2006 205.346 4,89%
2005 143.279 4,45%
2004 98.283 3,99%
2003 73.779 3,44%

As a result, Geely’s stock price has shot through the roof.  It’s up almost 10x in just 2 years.

Geely’s investment in Daimler is already concerning to the German government.

But if Daimler is unable to successfully take advantage of the transition to EVs, it will suffer.  And with a suffering Daimler, it can be a takeover target by a company like Geely if Geely continues to grow in value (currently Geely’s market cap is about $30B so they would need to grow substantially to be able to afford Daimler).

If Geely did take over Daimler, their game plan would be to leverage the Mercedes brand and push it to toward electrification.  And Daimler would probably have a good chance at it, under Geely’s leadership.

What does this all mean to Tesla and Tesla shareholders.  Well, it means that Tesla’s biggest competition might not be coming from the typical automakers that we all know about.  But it may be coming from China, as China’s huge market provides opportunities for China’s domestic auto companies to experience rapid growth and growing profits, which in turn they can use to buy premium auto brands.   The reason they’d like to buy premium auto brands is because a premium auto brand like Mercedes is extremely difficult to build from scratch.  It takes decades of reliability, safety and happy customers for people to trust your brand as a luxury brand.  But Geely is bullish on the future of cars, and with their investment and focus, I think they think there’s a lot of untapped potential with the Mercedes brand.