The most extreme components of the Model 3 include the lithium-ion batteries, which will soon be the subject of a big Tesla upgrade.
The company announced on Thursday that it will be rolling out an array of parts to all Model 3s in order to get them to run the most efficient and power-efficient electric cars on the planet.
Tesla says it will use “exotic” materials and “advanced manufacturing processes” to increase performance by 25 percent and boost battery life by 15 percent.
For the first time, Tesla is using an all-aluminum body for the Model S and S 85D.
To get the most out of the parts, Tesla will offer three battery upgrade tiers for Model 3.
A second upgrade tier will allow for a smaller battery pack and an even smaller battery, while a third upgrade tier can include the biggest upgrade ever for the battery, which could be a new battery pack, larger battery, or even a completely new battery.
At this point, Tesla says it has sold about 80,000 Model 3’s, and the company says it expects to sell 1.5 million vehicles by 2020.
We’re seeing a tremendous amount of interest from the industry in this platform, and we’re looking forward to bringing our products to the next level with these advanced materials and advanced manufacturing processes.
“We know that people are interested in Tesla’s products, so we’re thrilled to be delivering these high performance electric vehicles to the public,” CEO Elon Musk said in a statement.
I’m excited to be joining a team that’s bringing new technologies and advanced materials to the industry and I look forward to working closely with these engineers and manufacturers.
“The Tesla Model S 85d and the Model X crossover, both made by Foxconn, were both designed with performance in mind, with the former being the most powerful and fastest of the bunch, while the latter was designed with a more midrange powertrain.
Foxconn’s latest Tesla Model X will be the company’s first electric car in over 20 years, and it was built with a 10kWh battery pack that Tesla says will “be the largest lithium-air battery in history.”