The Tesla Model 3 Will Do 0-60 In 5.6 Seconds

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Over at InsideEVs, new specs on the Tesla Model 3 have emerged in the form of what appears to be a retail comparison chart for the Model S and the automaker’s new, more affordable sedan. The newest insight? The Model 3 will move 0-60 in 5.6 seconds, a time Tesla confirmed today to Jalopnik.


InsideEVs says a source that sent along the chart says the side-by-side comparison is a piece of Musk’s anti-selling strategy for the Model 3. As we reported earlier this month, Tesla has apparently found as of late that prospective Model 3 customers might be luring away potential Model S buyers—a big difference given the MSRP for both is separated by roughly $35,000.

On a recent conference call, Musk said the disparity is concerning enough that he developed an “anti-sell” strategy:

“We want to be super clear that Model 3 is not version three of our car,” Musk said. “Model 3 is essentially a smaller, more affordable version of the Model S with fewer features.”


So in case you’re still wondering if the Model 3 will perform better than the S, read up. This handy chart has all your answers.

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