Tesla Motors is quickly becoming the Apple of the car world thanks to its high-end electric cars with innovative features and that undefinable "must-have" aura. However, owner Elon Musk has always wanted more than just the high-end automotive market.
His goal is to get everyone driving electric cars, and he can't do that with the current Tesla models starting at $70,000. That's why, after years of planning and teasing, Tesla has unveiled the more consumer-friendly Model 3. And, by all accounts, it's going to be a smash hit.
The Model 3 is smaller than Tesla's flagship Model S, and it falls nicely into the compact range, matching size with something like the BMW 3-series. It has seating for 5, a relatively long wheelbase for extra space, and a sleek design.
According to Tesla, it will travel around 215 miles on a single charge, achieve 0-to-60 in 6 seconds, come with Tesla's Autopilot and other advanced driver aids, and only cost $35,000. That $35k is before any federal or state tax credits for electric vehicles, so the final cost could be less.