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Elon Musk talks about new Tesla vehicles in latest tweetstorm

Published Mar 24th, 2017 3:46PM EDT
Model 3 Performance Model
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Following a strategy Tesla has previously implemented with great success, Elon Musk took to Twitter earlier today and said that the company is planning to release a performance model of the Model 3 in about a year. Musk’s revelation came shortly after the CEO tempered expectations for the company’s mass market EV, noting that it won’t feature the same level of performance and type of features already available on the Model S.

That aside, word that Tesla has a performance version of the Model 3 should be encouraging for users who want to enjoy the raw performance and acceleration Tesla is known for without having to splurge for the pricier Model S.

Musk’s tweet reads:

But Musk wasn’t done tweeting, later relaying that the Model 3 will feature a 75kWh battery pack.

Following that, someone asked Musk if the upcoming Model 3 would have more range than the Chevy Volt, prompting a rather coy and yet telling response from Musk.

There’s no official word yet on what the Model 3’s range will be, but it’s worth noting that the Chevy Bolt offers users 238 miles of range on a single charge.

And last but not least, Musk earlier on in the tweetstorm fielded a question about a crossover version of the Model 3, a vehicle already known as the Model Y. Musk indicated that the Model Y is very much on Tesla’s roadmap but that we might have to wait a few years before it ultimately sees the light of day.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.