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Why the Model 3 Is An Attractive Vehicle

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the most attractive vehicles on the market. Here's why.

Features of the Tesla Model 3 That Make It Attractive

The Tesla Model 3 has been a game-changer in the automotive industry since its release in 2017. Tesla had to get all hands on deck in order to reach volume production with it, and it was a pivotal moment in Tesla's history.

It was designed to be a more affordable option compared to Tesla's previous models without compromising on performance and efficiency.

Let's delve into what makes the Model 3 an attractive vehicle in terms of efficiency and low power usage, LFP batteries and lifespan of the batteries, performance and handling, the long-range version of the Model 3 and its low cost per mile, and the low cost of maintenance.

Efficiency and Low Power Usage

The Model 3's efficiency and low power usage are impressive. It has a low drag coefficient of 0.23, making it one of the most aerodynamic cars on the market. Additionally, the car's electric powertrain is much more efficient than a traditional gasoline engine, with no Energy lost due to idling or transmission.

The Model 3's battery pack is also designed to be more energy-dense, meaning that it can store more Energy in a smaller space. This allows the car to have a longer range without a larger battery.

The Model 3's efficiency is further improved by regenerative braking, which converts some of the Energy lost during braking back into electricity to charge the battery.

LFP Batteries and Lifespan of the Batteries

The Model 3 RWD or Standard Range uses lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, which are known for their safety and longevity.

LFP batteries are less prone to thermal runaway, which is when a battery overheats and catches fire. This is because LFP batteries are less reactive than other types of lithium-ion batteries.

In addition to their safety benefits, LFP batteries also have a longer lifespan than other types of lithium-ion batteries.

This means that the Model 3's battery is likely to last longer than other electric vehicles on the market, reducing the need for expensive battery replacements. Elon Musk has said that the LFP batteries in a Model 3 should last at least 500,000 miles or more.

Performance and Handling

The Model 3 Performance is a sporty sedan that is fun to drive. It has a low center of gravity, which improves handling and reduces the risk of rollovers.

The Model 3 Performance has an electric powertrain that provides instant torque, meaning that it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 3.1 seconds.

The Model 3 Performance is also enhanced by its advanced suspension system, which adjusts to the road conditions and provides a smooth ride. The car's handling is further improved by its rear-wheel drive, which provides better traction and stability.

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More Features and the Long Range Version

Long-Range Version of the Model 3 and Low Cost per Mile

The Model 3 Long Range version has a range of up to 358 miles on a single charge. This means that drivers can travel long distances without needing to stop and recharge.

Additionally, the Model 3's low cost per mile makes it an attractive option for those looking to save money on fuel costs. I did a comparison of cost per mile for Tesla vehicles and the Model 3 Long Range was the winner, and it wasn't even close.

The cost per mile for the Model 3 depends on the cost of electricity in the driver's area, but it is generally much lower than the cost of gasoline for a traditional car.

The Model 3's low cost per mile also makes it an attractive option for ride-share drivers and those who drive long distances frequently.

Low Cost of Maintenance

The Model 3's low cost of maintenance is another factor that makes it an attractive vehicle. Electric cars have fewer moving parts than traditional gasoline-powered cars, which means that there are fewer components that can break or wear out over time.

Additionally, the Model 3's battery and electric motor require less maintenance than a traditional engine.

Tesla also offers over-the-air software updates for the Model 3, which can improve performance and add new features without the need for a trip to the dealership.

This reduces the need for costly and time-consuming maintenance appointments.

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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.

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