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Tesla Model 3 Gets More Range, New Trim, Power Lift Trunk, Heat Pump, & More

The Tesla Model 3 has officially been updated and the various improvements are now visible on Tesla’s order page for the car.

The Tesla Model 3 has officially been updated and the various improvements are now visible on Tesla’s order page for the car.

There are several changes. Let’s have a look at range first:

  • Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus range increases to 263 miles (up from 250)
  • Tesla Model 3 Long Range range increases to 353 miles (up from 322)
  • Tesla Model 3 Performance range increases to 315 miles (up from 299)

Additionally, all versions of the Model 3 got:

  • power lift trunk
  • chrome delete (black trim on the handles and such instead of chrome)
  • heat pump (more efficient, at least part of the reason for the range boost)
  • some interior trim changes to the console
  • new/different rims

These changes come in part from things Tesla rolled out with the Model Y when it launched. That includes the first three items on the bullet list above. The other updates were brand new — the interior trim changes and the new rims, which are sort of a mixture of the old base aero rims and the base Tesla Model Y rims.

There are also now special Übertine Wheels on the Performance model.

If you notice any other changes, let us know. Thanks to the EV News Daily Podcast for a quick and early look at the changes on Twitter.

Update: reference to improved acceleration has been removed, as it seems I was comparing EU 0–100 km/h times to US 0–60 mph times (which are slightly different, of course).

 
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