caption The Jaguar I-PACE. source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider I’ve driven the Tesla Model 3 sedan, the Jaguar I-PACE compact crossover, and the Tesla Model X three-row SUV. The vehicles vary quite a bit in capabilities, appointments, and price. But in the end, I think the Tesla Model 3 is the best car. This is going to be a slightly unusual comparison, but it isn’t my fault. As I’ve noted before, Tesla has a segmentation problem. Here at Business Insider, when we want to match up compact crossover SUVs, we can find two similar vehicles from different brands. But when it comes to all-electric cars, it’s a different story. The Tesla Model 3, for example, could take on the Chevy Bolt – and I have compared the vehicles. But the Bolt is the only true long-range EV on the market for under $40,000. Tesla isn’t yet making the $35,000 version of the Model 3, so you have to point out that the available Model 3 is a … [Read more...] about We drove an $87,000 Jaguar I-PACE to see how it compares to a $57,500 Tesla Model 3 and a $150,000 Model X. Here’s the verdict.
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Reviewing Teslas can be challenging. They are, you see, always changing. Everything from Autopilot capability to the braking performance of the Model 3 has been tweaked since the car's release via software updates, creating a bit of a moving target when it comes to evaluating the thing. And so, nine months after our original Model 3 review, we're back to weigh in on this latest flavor of the car and all of its improvements.But it wasn't just the software that got tweaked. This is the new Model 3 Dual Motor with the Performance Upgrade Package. That suite shoehorns a second motor to the front of the car, adding all-wheel drive and enough acceleration to make passengers squeal with either delight or horror -- or, perhaps, both. This, then, is a car radically improved in a number of ways, but you'll pay for it: $64,000 to start. If that sounds like a lot, a Model 3 Performance equipped as the one I tested would cost a rather more dear $78,500. That pricing sets it squarely against BMW's … [Read more...] about 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance review: Unholy quick, but still incomplete
Previous Next 1 of 8 We can’t make this up: Kalashnikov the Russian firm that invented the infamous AK-47 assault rifle has announced plans to build a revolutionary, retro-styled electric sports car it claims will take the fight directly to Tesla. Named CV-1, the prototype made its global debut during the 2018 International Military Technical Forum held in Russia. The CV-1 started life as an IZH 2125, a family-friendly wagon-hatchback cross made in the Soviet Union between the 1970s and the 1990s. Kalashnikov gave the front end a makeover with chromed slats and six thin strips of LEDs that replace the headlights. The hatchback rides much lower than stock due to what we presume are comprehensive suspension modifications. The rear end receives a new look, too. All told, designers are a metallic paint job away from achieving the look that every lowrider builder in Los Angeles aimed for during the 1990s. The borscht-flavored throwback to the days when Leonid … [Read more...] about AK-47 inventor aims a retro-styled electric sports car at the Tesla Model 3
caption The Tesla Model 3. source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt are your two main choices if you’re in the market for an all-electric vehicle with a range of at least 200 miles. The base price of the Model 3 is $35,000, while it’s $37,500 for the Bolt. There’s a $7,500 federal tax credit available for both. We found that, head-to-head, two very different cars surprisingly wound up in a dead heat. Last year, we were so impressed by the Chevy Bolt that we named it a 2017 Car of the Year runner-up. Early this year, we spent some time getting to know the hotly anticipated Tesla Model 3. We haven’t yet properly reviewed the Tesla Model 3, but we will later this year. In the meantime, we thought it might be worth it see how the two vehicles stack up against each other. Read on to find out what we thought. Let’s start with the Chevy … [Read more...] about We drove a $57,500 Tesla Model 3 and a $43,000 Chevy Bolt to see which is better — here’s the verdict
The Tesla Model 3 is the most hyped car since the days of the Model T. Since it was announced in June 2016, more than half a million people have deposited $1,000 to reserve their Model 3 sight unseen, drive untested. But with deliveries to customers moving at horse-and-buggy pace, the hype has waned to skepticism.The so-called electric vehicle for the masses didn’t reach its first real-world customer until December 2017. New-to-Tesla owners who want the entry-level model will have to wait until the first quarter of 2019. At best.With so many other affordable long-range electric vehicles coming to market, is the Model 3 worth waiting for?To find out, we spent the afternoon in a Model 3 owned by a friend whose family owns a Model S.For now, it comes only with rear-wheel-drive, the extended-range 310-mile-range 75 kWh battery pack ($9,000), and the premium upgrade interior ($5,000). That’s a starting price of $49,000.For all intents and purposes, the 238-mile, $36,620 Chevy … [Read more...] about Auto review: Tesla Model 3 may just be worth the wait