Tesla Model 3 To Have 225-Mile Range Thanks To Higher Density Battery Says Analyst

An Energy Research analyst predicts that the new electric Model 3 will be able to offer 225 miles of driving range out of a single charge.

We are literally hours away from the official reveal of the Tesla Model 3, with reports and rumors continuing to pile up about the brand’s most-eagerly awaited car.

Sam Jaffe, an analyst at Cairn Energy Research Advisors predicts that the aforementioned EV will have new 65kWh battery pack which will give the Model 3 a 225-mile driving range. According to his report, the new cells will offer roughly 35 per cent more energy than the cells in the Model S and Model X, giving Tesla the edge on the race towards a long-range electric vehicle over other competitors.

He also says that car-sharing can become one of the most important parts of Tesla’s business model, thanks to autonomous technologies like ‘summon mode’. This allows the car to drive itself at a low speed from a parking spot to its owner, with Jaffe saying that if the company expands the function of the system to larger areas -say an entire neighborhood, they could make their cars the perfect candidates for sharing users.

“Tesla Motors will become a major player in the car-sharing market,” Jaffe said, noting that the company “controls both the vehicle technology and has the software development capabilities to control the software platform that would be at the heart of such a service.”

All this happens as customers already line-up outside Tesla stores around the globe to place their orders for the Model 3, reminding to some people scenes of long queues outside Apple stores.

Elon Musk tweeted earlier that today’s reveal will be just ‘Part 1’ of the Model 3 reveal, with the future ‘Part 2’ to better represent the final production version, confirming our reports.

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  • Shobin Drogan

    I really wish tesla would make a very simple electric car for the masses something without all the autonomous driving features and cameras. Something like a Honda accord competitor. I’m sure they would sell like hot cakes all over the globe.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      But would it be a Tesla?

      • Shobin Drogan

        To cut costs, if they could throw in all the fancy features for the same price or slightly more that would be even more impressive.

        • Tumbi Mtika

          Great point.

    • Christian

      I can tell you that the Tesla model S sells like ” Cupe Cake in Europe.

      • Finkployd

        true, we don’t eat much cupcakes here

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Okay, I see WAY too many hipsters in these lines. That’s a problem.

  • Christian

    I live in Europe, so I don´t know what 8:30 PM translate to? Can somone please tell me, how many hour there is left?

    🙂

    • Mind Synthetic

      google, or bing, or yahoo

      • Christian

        Ya, tried that and gave up… My country don´t use AM or PM..

        • Mind Synthetic

          am is before noon pm is afternoon, 8:30 am is 20:30 in normal time

          • Christian

            Ya, but were I live 8:30 PM is 5:30 Westen time.

          • Mind Synthetic

            where do you live in EU?

          • Peter Spriggs

            8:30am is 08:30, 8:30pm is 20:30

    • Michael Karkafiris

      The event is going to start at 4.30am early Friday morning for those who live in the UK

      • Christian

        Oh nice, something I could use. 🙂

  • EdwardInFlorida

    Most people even so called journalists fail to analyze all the facts before they write these articles. The Model 3 will be nearly 1,000 lbs. lighter than the Model S. A 60 kwh battery pack could render a range closer to 230 miles per charge, considering that size battery gives the much heavier Model S about 208 miles per charge. That said, I do believe that by the time the Model 3 is officially in production, there will be a new generation cell with greater energy density that will go into it, and future iterations of the Model S and X. A base Model 3 with 230-250 miles of range would completely obliterate it’s competition easily and when you add the fact that these will have access to the supercharger network….

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