The Tesla Model 3 is supposed to make or break Tesla, and it’s supposed to go into production in just three months. But the weird thing is, no one’s seen a clean shot of a release candidate yet (save for a crappy, brief clip posted last month). Until now. This is a prototype just spotted running around, and if Elon’s right, that means it’s damn near production-spec.
The Model 3’s ultra-streamlined dashboard design was the breakout star of last night’s big reveal: No gauges, no monitors behind the steering wheel, just a single horizontal screen to the driver’s right. And according to a Reuters story, LG is supplying that screen.
The price and range of the five-seater should make the vehicle appeal to new types of customers and could boost interest in other electric vehicles.
The world is patiently waiting for Tesla’s “common man” offering, and now we have even more reason to look forward to a Tesla compact sedan. CEO Elon Musk has revealed the Model III will achieve a driving range of at least 200 miles on a single charge, and in Musk’s words, “hopefully a fair bit more than that.”