The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the Tesla Model 3’s certification documents.
With Tesla’s newest model, the American automaker is straying away from the nomenclature used on the Model S and Model X by simply calling the Model 3 variants Standard and Long Range, instead of including the battery size on each model. At the handover event, Tesla curiously didn’t mention specifications on the electric motor powering the Model 3 and also kept the battery capacity on either version a mystery.
But now the EPA’s documents reveal that the Long Range model, that is capable of going up to 310 miles on a single charge, will carry 350 volts and 230 amp hours, which is 80.5 kWh of maximum capacity. Powering the Model 3 is a 258-horsepower AC 3-phase permanent magnet motor. The Long Range version will hit 60 mph from a standstill in 5.1 seconds.
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Unfortunately details on the Standard model have not been published, but it does have a range of 220 miles and goes zero-to-60 in 5.6 seconds.
In related news, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed something special is still in the works for day 1 reservation holds for the Model 3.
I agree. Working on it …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 6, 2017
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