The Tesla Model 3 combines real world range, performance, safety and spaciousness into a premium sedan that only Tesla can build. This is Tesla’s most affordable car yet, the Model 3 achieves 215 miles of range per charge while starting at only $35,000 before incentives. Model 3 is designed to attain the highest safety ratings in every category.
Model 3 is the next logical step of Tesla’s “secret master plan” and mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
Like every Tesla, Model 3 is engineered to combine range, performance, safety and utility. Smart design maximizes interior space, to comfortably fit 5 adults and all of their gear. Tesla makes fast cars, Model 3 is no exception. The high efficiency electric motor provides zero to 60 mph acceleration in less than six seconds. And when equipped with electric all-wheel drive, Model 3 provides safe and dependable traction in all conditions.
Designed with safety as a priority, Model 3 should be the safest car in its class once testing completes. This, combined with over 200 miles of range while starting at $35,000 before incentives, makes Model 3 an extraordinary mid-size sedan.
Model 3 will begin production in late 2017, ramping Tesla vehicle production to 500,000 vehicles per year.
Autopilot was designed to give drivers more confidence behind the wheel by adding a layer of safety, all while making highway driving more enjoyable and reducing the driver’s workload. While Model S can’t make traffic disappear, it can make it a lot easier, safer, and more pleasant to endure.
Tesla’s autopilot feature is a hands-on experience, and we expect drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and maintain responsibility of the car. With Tesla’s over-the-air software updates, we can continue to improve and enhance Autopilot functionality.
Autopilot allows Model S to use a combination of cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensors and navigation data to automatically steer down the highway, change lanes with the flick of a turn signal, and adjust speed in response to traffic.
The instrument panel provides a visualization of the road as detected by the car’s sensors, giving drivers the information their car is using for features including lane departure, blind spot detection, speed assist, collision warning, adaptive cruise, and autosteer.
Autosteer keeps the car in the current lane and engages Traffic-Aware Cruise Control to maintain the car’s speed. Using a variety of measures including steering angle, steering rate and speed to determine the appropriate operation AutoSteer assists the driver on the road, making the driving experience easier. When using Autosteer on residential or undivided roads, speed is limited to 5 mph over the posted speed limit.
Changing lanes when Autosteer is engaged is simple: engage the turn signal and Model S will move itself to the adjacent lane when it’s safe to do so.
Automatic Emergency Steering and Side Collision Warning
Side Collision Warning further enhances Model S’s active safety capabilities by sensing and alerting drivers to objects that are too close to the side of Model S. When the car detects an object close to its side, fluid lines will radiate from the Model S image in the Instrument Panel to alert the driver.
Model S can parallel, and perpendicularly park itself, eliminating the need for drivers to worry about complex parking maneuvers. When driving at low speeds around cities, a “P” will appear on the Instrument Panel when the Tesla detects a parking spot. The Autopark guide will appear on the touchscreen along with the rear camera display, and, once activated, Autopark will begin to park itself by controlling steering and vehicle speed.
HomeLink allows Model S to automatically open the owner’s garage door when they arrive home. As they approach their garage, the HomeLink control will appear in the touchscreen with a distance countdown to opening the garage door.
Summon enables Model S and Model X to drive itself in and out of the garage once you arrive home. Once prompted, Tesla will do the work for you: opening your garage door, entering/exiting your garage, parking itself, and shutting down. Summon also eliminates the burden of having to squeeze into and out of tight parking spots.
Summon lays important groundwork for an increasingly autonomous world. One where the convenience and safety of transport vastly exceed what we are used to today. Autopilot began this process on the highways. Summon begins it in your garage. As the technology advances, the complementary capabilities of each will converge.
A critical component of the adoption of electric vehicles is to create a seamless and convenient charging experience wherever customers choose to travel. Tesla owners can enjoy the convenience of plugging in anywhere to charge. Whether it’s at home, in the office, or on a long distance road trip, Tesla has you covered.
Charge from home
The most convenient way to charge your Tesla is at home. Model S and Model X provide ample range for daily travel. The majority of owners drive during the day and replenish the balance of remaining charge at night, waking to a full battery in the morning. Imagine never going to a gas station again.
Supercharge on the road
Designed and built by Tesla, Supercharger stations charge Model S and Model X in minutes rather than hours. Superchargers are strategically placed to allow owners to drive from station to station with minimal stops. Stations are located near amenities like roadside diners, cafes, wi-fi hotspots, and shopping centers.
The Supercharger is substantially more powerful than any charging technology to date, providing up to 120 kilowatts of power to replenish a half charge in about 30 minutes.
The Supercharger network covers major routes in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. There are more than 3,000 Superchargers worldwide.
Recharge at your destination
The Destination Charging program replicates the convenience Model S and Model X owners are accustomed to at home by providing hotels, restaurants, and resorts with the same connectors our owners often install in their garages. These “wall connectors” add up to 60 miles of range per hour, easily giving Model S and Model X a full charge in a few hours.
The world currently consumes 20 trillion kWh of energy annually.
Enough energy to power a single family home for 1.8 billion years or supply energy to a nuclear power plant for 2,300 years (or launch the Falcon 9 rocket seventeen million times).
Of all the fossil fuel consumed in the United States, one third is used in transportation and another third goes to electricity production. The US electric power sector alone produces over 2,000 million metric tons of CO2 which is like burning 225 billion gallons of gas. The EPA says it would require 1.6 billion acres of US forest to negate the environmental damage.
What if we could move the electricity grid off of fossil fuels and towards renewable energy sources?
Once we’re able to rely on renewable energy sources for our power consumption, the top 50% of the dirtiest power generation resources could retire early. We would have a cleaner, smaller, and more resilient energy grid.
Tesla Energy, a suite of batteries for homes, businesses, and utilities fostering a clean energy ecosystem and helping wean the world off fossil fuels.
Tesla is not just an automotive company, it’s an energy innovation company. Tesla Energy is a critical step in this mission to enable zero emission power generation.
With Tesla Energy, Tesla is amplifying its efforts to accelerate the move away from fossil fuels to a sustainable energy future with Tesla batteries, enabling homes, business, and utilities to store sustainable and renewable energy to manage power demand, provide backup power and increase grid resilience.
Tesla is already working with utilities and other renewable power partners around the world to deploy storage on the grid to improve resiliency and cleanliness of the grid as a whole.
Tesla Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery designed to store energy at a residential level for self-consumption of solar power generation, load shifting, and backup power. Powerwall consists of Tesla’s lithium-ion battery pack, liquid thermal control system and software that receives dispatch commands from a solar inverter. The unit mounts seamlessly on a wall and is integrated with the local grid to harness excess power and give customers the flexibility to draw energy from their own reserve.
The Powerwall can provide a number of different beneﬁts to the customer including:
- Increasing self-consumption of solar power generation – The battery can store surplus solar energy not used at the time it is generated and use that energy later when the sun is not shining
- Load shifting – The battery can provide ﬁnancial savings to its owner by charging during low rate periods when demand for electricity is lower and discharging during more expensive rate periods when electricity demand is higher
- Back-up power – Assures power in the event of an outage
Powerwall increases the capacity for a household’s solar consumption, while also offering backup functionality during grid outages.
- Mounting: Wall Mounted Indoor/Outdoor
- Inverter: Pairs with growing list of inverters
- Energy: 6.4 kWh
- Continuous Power: 3.3 kW
- Peak Power: 3.3 kW
- Round Trip Efficiency: >92%
- Depth of Discharge: 100%
- Operating Temperature Range: -20C (-4F) to 50C (122F)
- Warranty: 10 years
- Dimensions: H: 1300mm W: 860mm D:180mm
The Powerwall is available for purchase today via Tesla Authorized Resellers and Certified Installers in the following countries at this time:
- The Netherlands
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- United States
The Tesla Powerpack system delivers broad application compatibility and streamlined installation by integrating batteries, power electronics, thermal management and controls into a turnkey solution. The Powerpack system scales to the space, power and energy requirements of any site, from small commercial businesses to utilities. It can be configured in various arrangements, offering far more modularity than competing models. The 100kWh Powerpacks are grouped to scale from 100kWh to 100MWh+. These systems are capable of 2hr to 8hr continuous net discharge power using grid tied bi-directional inverters.
Powerpack allows businesses and utilities to take control of their energy consumption and demand via the various applications supported by the Powerpack, such as:
- Load Shifting: Shift energy consumption from one point in time to another
- Demand Charge Reduction: Discharge at times of peak demand to avoid or shave demand charges.
- Demand Response: Discharge or charge in response to signals from a demand response administrator or aggregator.
- Self-consumption: maximize consumption of on-site clean power
- Emergency Backup: Provide intermediate backup power to your business in the event of a grid interruption. This function can stand alone or be tied to solar.
- Microgrid: Build a localized grid that can disconnect from the main power grid, operating independently and reinforcing overall grid resilience.
- Renewable Firming: Firm up renewable generation by reconciling the intermittency of power from these sources and storing excess capacity to dispatch when it’s needed
- Capacity & Spinning Reserve: Provide power or energy capacity to the grid as a standalone asset
- Ancillary Services: Provide services to the grid in response to signals sent from utilities, Transmission System Operators (TSO) or other grid service providers.
- Transmission & Distribution Support: Supply power or energy capacity at a distributed location to defer or eliminate the need to upgrade aging grid infrastructure.
Tesla has deployed over 90 MWh of Powerpack projects in various geographies and applications.
Highlighted Tesla Energy Powerpack
Amazon (Demand Charge Reduction and Demand Response)
Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a robust, fully featured technology infrastructure platform in the cloud comprised of a broad set of compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services from data center locations in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Ireland, Japan, and Singapore. More than a million customers, including fast-growing startups, large enterprises, and government agencies across 190 countries, rely on AWS services to innovate quickly, lower IT costs, and scale applications globally. To serve these customers, AWS is committed to operating in the most environmentally friendly way possible. In addition to the environmental benefits inherently associated with running applications in the cloud, AWS has a long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for its global infrastructure footprint. Today, three AWS Regions are 100% carbon-neutral, including US West (Oregon), EU (Frankfurt), and AWS GovCloud (US).
“We’ve been working closely with Tesla for the past year to drive innovative applications of high-capacity battery technology in data center applications with the ultimate goal of reducing the technical barriers limiting widespread adoption of renewables in the grid,” said James Hamilton, Distinguished Engineer at AWS. “Batteries are important for both data center reliability and as enablers for the efficient application of renewable power. They help bridge the gap between intermittent production, from sources like wind, and the data center’s constant power demands. We’re excited to roll out a 4.8 megawatt hour pilot of Tesla’s energy storage batteries in our US West (Northern California) Region. This complements our strategy to use renewable energy to power our global infrastructure.”
Target (Load Shifting and Demand Charge Reduction)
“As part of Target’s support to our communities, we’re excited to partner with Tesla on a pilot test at select Target stores to incorporate Tesla Energy Storage as part of our energy strategy,” said David Hughes, senior group manager, Energy Management, Target. “Tesla’s cutting-edge technology offers unique benefits to powering these stores, most importantly relieving stress from the electrical grid at peak times, furthering Target’s investment in designing and operating energy-efficient and sustainable buildings.”
Advanced Microgrid Solutions (Capacity and Demand Charge Reduction)
“Tesla’s bold approach to advancing battery technology will change the way we build our cities forever” -Susan Kennedy, co-founder and CEO of Advanced Microgrid Solutions.
KIUC Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (Renewable Firming)
A 13MW/52MWh Powerpack system will firm a utility scale solar farm built by SolarCity. KIUC will purchase power from SolarCity through a power purchase agreement.
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