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Tesla Model 3 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.6 secs – faster than Tesla
Jan. 6th 2018  Fred Lambert


Tesla Model 3 Performance Testing 0-60 MPH and 1/4 Mile - Faster than a
Toyota Supra!

With now well over 1,000 Tesla Model 3’s on the road, we are hearing more
from non-employee customers about the vehicle and getting more third-party

Now we are even getting to see some performance testing of the Model 3,
which could be quicker than Tesla leads us to believe.

The Model 3 isn’t really supposed to be a performance EV at this point.
Tesla is still trying to push the Model S performance versions in that
regard, but future versions of the Model 3 with dual motor could also prove

Nonetheless, DragTimes got their hands on a Model 3 and decided to test the
acceleration of the current version with RWD motor and Long Range battery

They used a VBOX to test the 0 to 60 mph acceleration time and the
quarter-mile time.

For the quarter-mile, they achieved a 13.376 seconds time at 103 mph. Tesla
hadn’t released any number for the quarter-mile so that’s our new reference

As for the 0 to 60 mph acceleration, Tesla has been advertising 5.1 seconds
for the Long Range battery pack option.

Dragtimes beat that on its two runs – including one in 4.6 seconds, which is
significantly faster than what Tesla is advertising.

Electrek’s Take
It’s nothing new. Tesla owners have often achieved better times than Tesla
has been advertising even with previous vehicles and sometimes it has to do
with the testing method.

But in the case of the Model 3, you have to wonder if Tesla is not trying to
maintain the appearance that the difference between the Model 3 and Model S
is greater than it actually is in order not to cannibalize sales.

Of course, you can get way faster Model S vehicles than Model 3’s right now,
but Tesla’s slowest Model S now accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds,
which is getting pretty close to what Dragtimes achieved ...
[© electrek.co]
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Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, are worse than it had acknowledged, CNBC had
reported earlier in the day, citing some company employees. The problems
included Tesla needing to make some batteries by hand and borrowing scores
of employees from one of its suppliers to help with manual assembly, CNBC
had said. New Delhi: Tesla is on track to achieve its production targets for
the Model 3, the electric car-maker said on Thursday, squashing a report of

Tesla brings Model 3 to more stores across the US for public showings
January 26, 2018  Visitors to Tesla's San Diego, Dallas, Washington DC,
Newport Beach, and Scottsdale stores will have the opportunity to experience
the all-electric vehicle firsthand. Tesla's San Diego Westfield UTC showroom
would be host the Model 3. Interested individuals will be able to sit inside
the electric sedan when the showroom ...

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