Despite celebrating its world premiere on April 1, development of the Tesla Model 3 continues, as prototypes have started testing across the States.
Scooped in motion at Palo Alto, near the company’s headquarters, and accompanied by two Model S’s, the zero-emission hatch sports a matte black finish and ditches the smoky lighting units on both ends in favor of what seem to be production-ready ones.
Visual tweaks seem to have ended here, but its final design is expected to be completed by the end of this month. Even so, the Model 3 is many months away from reaching its customers, as deliveries are scheduled to commence late next year, if everything goes according to plan, that is, and no significant delays push it back, as they did with its two siblings, the Model S and Model X.
When it will hit the market, it will become one of the most affordable electric cars on sale, with a price tag of $35,000 in the United States, before any federal and state incentives. It’s capable of accelerating from rest to sixty (96 km/h) in 6 seconds and a single charge will allow it to travel for at least 215 miles (350 km).