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Rare video of Tesla Model 3 prototype surfaces online [watch]

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About a year ago Tesla unravelled its latest electric vehicle – Tesla Model 3 – but ever since we haven’t heard any news from the company.

Tesla doesn’t really let information slip out and leaks are at its minimum when it comes to new models, but just last month it emerged that it had started manufacturing Model 3 prototype. Now we have footage of the Model 3 being tested alongside SpaceX Hyperloop test track, Hawthorne, California. The information comes courtesy Unplugged Performance who have posted a short video of the Tesla Model 3 being test driven online.

According to the recent update at official Tesla site The Model 3 is a combination real world range, safety, and spaciousness into a premium sedan. The Model 3 has a range of 215 miles per charge and can run with a speed of 0 to 60 mph in under 6 seconds. The Tesla Model 3 will come with a starting price of $35000. The company claims to start the production in mid-2017 and the delivery will start in 2018 or later.

While Tesla doesn’t have an impeccable record to releasing products on time, there is a strong possibility that the delivery dates of 2018 seem to be plausible considering Tesla recently started mass production of lithium-ion battery cells, which will be used in Tesla’s energy storage products and Model 3. Tesla said that Model 3 cell production will begin in Q2 and by 2018, the Gigafactory will produce 35 GWh/year of lithium-ion battery cells, nearly as much as the rest of the entire world’s battery production combined.

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