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Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Tesla Addict, Feb 7, 2017.
And for the Euro 65.000 other options included as well
By the time the car comes to Europe larger battery options may be available. Maybe a sports option too... but even if they did a sports option at 74D you would get 0-60 at 3 seconds and 300mile range.
Quote: "By the time the car comes to Europe larger battery options may be available. Maybe a sports option too... but even if they did a sports option at 74D you would get 0-60 at 3 seconds and 300mile range."
The following Open Question I pose.
My understanding, through the many articles read, is that the model 3 will weigh just under 2000 Kg. Is 74 kWh dual motor enough to do 0 - 62 at 3 seconds and 300 mile range?
The simple truth is that no one knows. There's a lot of speculation. And some of it is even "informed" guesswork. But it's still guessing. We don't know what the final weight of the car will be. Or what its drag coefficient will be. Or what its Wh/mile rate will be. Or what battery pack options will exist. Et cetera.
All we know is that it will be a quick car. As Elon likes to say, "At Tesla we don't make slow cars." Will it be 0-60 in 3 seconds? Not likely. For that, you'll almost certainly have to pony up $100,000 for a Model S P85D or better. But a Model 3 will probably be able to hit 60 mph in 4s or 4.5s with AWD and the Performance option. That's still really quick. And it doesn't have to have an 85kWh battery to be quick. The Model S 60D hits 0-60 in 5.2 seconds...and that's without the Performance option. I have a "classic" Model S 85, and it does 0-60 in 5.4s, and that's still ridiculously fun to drive, even after more than 3 years.
So I wouldn't sweat it. We'll get all the specs in a few months when they do the final reveal for the Model 3 in June or so.
For the fun part of being quick is for me not the first motivation. THE motivation is that with a quick car or motorbike (with good handling capacities) you can escape accidents. And I was lucky having quick motorbikes. There are always people who do not pay any attention in traffic. Therefore I am pressing for the highest kWh possible in stead of the safest car in the world at accidents. One never knows how safety works in accidents even when the safest car is involved.
Brings me to another point. Does anyone think a model 3 can act like a crashbumper to avoid accidents, like a German model S driver did with his car near Munich when he saw a lifeless driver behind the wheel of a running car?
About the 315 mile or 500 km reach. Are these numbers from real all day life, the desert or tests from a factory of Volkswagen ha, ha?
Battery size has some restrictions. If you expect to buy small and upgrade later, you may be disappointed.
I bought a Model X 60D which has a software limited 75kwh battery. The upgrade to 75 kwh is almost 10 grand but available over-the-air.
A friend who was upgrading his Model X from 90D to 100D offered me his slightly used 90kwh battery.
Tesla says: yes, it will fit in the space provided, yes the connectors are compatible and NO they will not do the battery swap BECAUSE THE SUSPENSION IN MY X60D IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO PROPERLY HANDLE THE HEAVIER 90D BATTERY.