Tesla is developing a new Model 3 car, and multiple sources indicate that the model will be launched in the second half of this year.
According to Bitauto, the new Tesla Model 3 will be launched on September 1 (this Friday). The news comes from sales at a Tesla store in Nanjing. According to previous reports, the new Model 3 will remove all radars, and the price is expected to be around RMB 200,000.
According to @teslashhai news, Tesla’s new Model 3 has ended the “trial production phase”, and production ramp-up and stress testing began on August 25; daily production capacity is expected to reach about 1,200 units by early September.
In addition, the blogger also revealed that the new Model 3 is equipped with HW3.5 hardware instead of HW4.0, and “all radars have been removed.” Since the manufacturing cost of the whole vehicle is “significantly lower” than that of the previous generation, integrated casting is adopted, the wiring harness is reduced and more new materials are used, and the price is expected to remain at around 200,000 yuan.
▲ Picture source @teslashanghai
It is worth mentioning that it was previously reported that the biggest adjustment of the new Model 3 is that it will adopt the HW4.0 hardware system, and the most important upgrade of this system is that the number of cameras has been increased from 9 to 12, and a 4D millimetre-wave radar has been added. But the ultrasonic radar was cancelled. This statement obviously conflicts with the blogger’s revelation. As the launch of the new Model 3 approaches, the answer is expected to be revealed in the near future.
Tesla stores have begun to receive orders for the new Model 3. According to store personnel, the new Model 3 will be launched in September and October. The exterior, interior, and sensory elements of the new car have all changed.