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Invisible air vents and not a dial or key in sight: Elon Musk reveals the spartan interior of the $35,000 Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 has been described as a watershed moment for electric cars
There is no speedometer, gauges or typical dashboard components anywhere
Only a tablet digital display sits on the picture perfect wooden dash The Tesla Model 3 goes from zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds and can cruise for at least 200 miles
It can be charged from a household plug or from one of Tesla’s roadside charging points
It has hardware installed which will allow for driverless journeys


Take the Model 3 car out for a test drive
 The dashboard lacks all the multiple gauges, switches and function knobs – it has no speedometer or gauges at all. All the typical features that help drivers navigate the roads have been replaced with a single 15-inch touchscreen display that sits in the center of the dash

All the typical features that help drivers navigate the roads have been replaced with a single 15-inch touchscreen display that sits in the center of the sleek panel on the dash.
The screen provides all necessary information – from speed to the car’s battery life – on the single display, which can be controlled easily using two buttons on either side of the steering wheel or the touch pad.
Musk has even taken to Twitter to tell customers ‘You just won’t care’ that there is no traditional dashboard.
Even airflow from the discreet vents is aimed by moving spots around on the display, where you can divide the airflow to send it past each ear.
‘Model 3 uses two intersecting planes of air for vertical control and lateral fins hidden within the dashboard for horizontal control,’ Musk tweeted.
Something truly unique is that you can use your hands to adjust the wheels to exactly how they should be.

Inside the Model 3: Tesla revealed this video showing the car’s interior

While the screen is centered between the driver and passenger seats where a radio would typically fixed, one test driver said he ‘didn’t have to turn my head from the windshield’ and noted this will take a while for drivers to adjust to.
|Other moving parts have been nixed as well, leading the makers to boast it is ‘virtually maintenance-free.’
The Tesla Model 3 dashboard lacks all the bells and whistles of every car to come before – it has no speedometer or gauges at all and instead boats a single 15-inch touchscreen that controls everything.
It provides all necessary information – from speed to the car’s battery life.
Like Tesla’s other car consoles, it also allows drivers to control everything from the car’s navigation system to its wifi, allowing access to streaming music services.
Even the cars trunk and ‘frunk’ (it’s front trunk) are opened via the interface.

The screen can be controlled easily using two buttons on either side of the steering wheel or the touch pad.

While the screen is centered between the driver and passenger seats where a radio would typically fixed, one test driver said he ‘didn’t have to turn my head from the windshield.’
Something truly unique is that you can use your hands to adjust the wheels to exactly how they should be.
The car doesn’t have a key. it syncs to your phone through a bluetooth connection and automatically unlocks as you approach the vehicle.

There are also two ‘keycards’ supplied, which can be given to valets or parking attendants.
These use NFC similar to a travelcard to unlock the car and start it.
Over time, they will have the option to pay for iPhone-style updates which will unlock new features and correct any glitches.

A look at how the new Tesla Model 3 air vents work
Critics are saying that with the Model 3, Elon Musk has finally delivered on his promise of minimalism.

Even at its cheap price, the first test drivers have reached a consensus that it still drives and feels like the initial luxury-priced models.
While this is a compact Tesla, it boasts 15 cubic feet and feels big and roomy, according to reviews.

Musk took to Instagram to show off the Model 3’s minimalist interior, posting this image of the car
Tesla Model-3 car 5
Has Tesla initial minimalist design goal being met?
Critics are saying that with the Model 3, Elon Musk has finally delivered on his promise of minimalism.
Even at its bargain price, the first test drivers have reached a consensus that it still drives and feels like the initial luxury-priced model’s clever design made it happen – the dash is pulled ahead and pressed down, yet the touchscreen is apart from it and set close to your right hand for easy reach.

The premium version – which costs $5,000 more – has better-grade materials, a wood-veneered dash, 12-way front seats, heated rear seats, side-by-side inductive phone chargers, 12-speaker sound and a panoramic glass ceiling.

Tesla Model 3 specs.jpg
The screen provides all necessary information – from speed to the car’s battery life – on the single display, which can be controlled easily using two buttons on either side of the steering wheel or the touch pad

Elon Musk the founder shared a photo of the car’s interior earlier today on Instagram and Twitter.

The arrival of the Tesla Model 3 has been described as a watershed moment for electric cars, which have long been considered costly, inefficient and impractical.
With a predicted price tag of just £30,000 after government grants, it is comfortably the most affordable Tesla model to come to market.
Just as the Ford Model T brought the internal combustion engine to the masses in 1908, experts predict the Tesla Model 3 will thrust electric cars into the mainstream.

The first 30 models were handed over to customers during a glitzy ceremony at the company’s factory in California last Friday.

It came two days after the environment secretary Michael Gove announced a ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 – The expectation that other countries will follow suit has sent Tesla’s shares soaring – Though yet to log profit, the  company’s market value has now overtaken that of Ford.
It has also hiked the personal fortune of billionaire co-founder Elon Musk, the South African-born space pioneer and PayPal founder.

 Model 3 launch 2.pngThe first 30 models were handed over to customers during a glitzy ceremony at the company’s factory in California last Friday

The first models of the $35,000 electric vehicle begin production this week.
The five-seat sedan will travel 215 miles  on a single charge.
It will be sporty, accelerating from zero to 60mph in under six seconds.
The car has no traditional dashboard, but instead a computer monitor in the center of the car which shows details about the car and its route.
It will be controlled via a touchscreen and each side of the steering wheel will have a single scroll button.
The California-based company aims to make 5,000 Model 3 sedans per week by the end of this year and 10,000 per week in 2018.

Musk, 46, told the launch event that he expects to churn out 500,000 Model 3s a year.
He has vowed to radically change the way people drive by taking on well-established car giants with the company’s range of sleek electric vehicles.
He said last week: ‘This is the day we’ve been working towards since the beginning of the company.’
‘If you’re trying to make a difference in the world you have to make cars that people can afford.’
The Tesla Model 3 goes from zero to 60mph in less than six seconds and can cruise for at least 200 miles.
It can be charged from a household plug or from one of Tesla’s roadside charging points.
It has hardware installed which will allow for driverless journeys.
A $53,000 version with a range of 310 miles and even faster acceleration will also be available.

 

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