Wow did the Tesla Mannequin three information stream in late final night.
After we signed off and tried to name it a day at InsideEVs — although our days by no means actually finish within the regular sense — Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to make some fairly main bulletins. Late final night time we realized which you could now order a mid-range Mannequin three, the single-motor Lengthy Vary variant is about to go away, and Full Self-Driving can even change into unavailable, a minimum of quickly. Fortuitously, our revered good friend, knowledge big, and Twitter consumer Troy Teslike (@TroyTeslike) started working deciphering knowledge.
Our remark part lit up, as did individuals on Reddit, social media, and Tesla boards. The entire state of affairs offered itself in considerably of a complicated method, and to be trustworthy, we’d be mendacity if we mentioned we had an final grasp on precisely what is going on. Nonetheless, we made each effort to get the information out as reported and we hope to elaborate on the bulletins quickly.
In our InsideEVs feedback part, a number of customers tried to wrap their heads across the numbers concerned on this new and shocking “mid-range” Mannequin three battery choice, together with the pricing, which was offered with potential credit in thoughts. Somewhat than attempt to present extra data earlier than we get extra affirmation from Tesla, we’ve chosen to share Troy’s present evaluation of vary figures:
Listed below are the vary numbers at completely different speeds that I calculated for the Mannequin three Mid Vary RWD model Tesla launched yesterday. Based mostly on car weight, I estimate that the Mid Vary battery has three,744 cells in comparison with 2,976 for Normal Vary and four,416 for Lengthy Vary battery. pic.twitter.com/V5TSHQcS3r
— Troy Teslike (@TroyTeslike) October 19, 2018
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