Tesla Model 3

Available since October 2023

£39,990Price from

57.5 kWh *Useable Battery

260 mi *Real Range

221 Wh/mi *Efficiency

Price from £39,990

Availability Available to order
Available to order since October 2023
Available to order until -

Lease (BCH) from £492 pcm

Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group N/A
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. Contract hire estimate by e-car lease t/a CarLease (UK) Ltd who are a credit broker not a lender. Offer based on a business contract hire usership agreement, 6+35 profile, 10,000 miles per annum, excluding optional maintenance package and subject to VAT. Prices subject to terms and conditions.

Real Range Estimation between 185 - 375 mi

City - Cold Weather * 235 mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 185 mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 210 mi
City - Mild Weather * 375 mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 250 mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 305 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. For 'Highway' figures a constant speed of 70 mph is assumed. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, weather and route conditions.

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Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 6.1 sec
Top Speed 125 mph
Electric Range * 260 mi
Total Power 208 kW (279 hp)
Total Torque * 310 lb-ft
Drive Rear

Battery

Nominal Capacity * 60.0 kWh
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Number of Cells 106
Architecture 400 V
Warranty Period 8 years
Warranty Mileage 100,000 mi
Useable Capacity* 57.5 kWh
Cathode Material LFP
Pack Configuration 106s1p
Nominal Voltage 340 V
Form Factor Prismatic
Name / Reference CATL LFP60

Charging

Home / Destination

Charge Port Type 2
Port Location Left Side - Rear
Charge Power † 11 kW AC
Charge Time (0->260 mi) † 6h15m
Charge Speed † 42 mph

Rapid Charging

Fastcharge Port CCS
FC Port Location Left Side - Rear
Fastcharge Power (max) * 170 kW DC
Fastcharge Power (10-80%) * 100 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (26->208 mi) * 25 min
Fastcharge Speed * 430 mph
Autocharge Supported Yes

Plug & Charge

Plug & Charge Supported No
Supported Protocol -
† This can only be achieved using a 3-phase grid connection. The majority of homes and charge points do not have this connection. In practice charge power will often be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 9h15m and a charge speed of 28 mph.

Bidirectional Charging (V2X / BPT)

Vehicle-to-Load (V2L)

V2L Supported No
Max. Output Power -
Exterior Outlet(s) -
Interior Outlet(s) -

Vehicle-to-Home (V2H)

V2H via AC Supported No
Max. Output Power -
V2H via DC Supported No
Max. Output Power -

Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)

V2G via AC Supported No
Max. Output Power -
V2G via DC Supported No
Max. Output Power -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range * 260 mi
Vehicle Consumption * 221 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 183 mpg

WLTP Ratings (TEL)

Range 344 mi
Rated Consumption 209 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 167 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent 190 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 242 mpg

WLTP Ratings (TEH)

Range 319 mi
Rated Consumption No Data
Vehicle Consumption 180 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 224 mpg
TEL = Test Energy Low | TEH = Test Energy High
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption Estimation between 153 - 311 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather * 245 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 311 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 274 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather * 153 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 230 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 189 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. For 'Highway' figures a constant speed of 70 mph is assumed. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Dimensions and Weight

Length 4720 mm
Width 1849 mm
Width with mirrors 2089 mm
Height 1441 mm
Wheelbase 2875 mm
Weight Unladen (EU) 1836 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) 2200 kg
Max. Payload 439 kg
Cargo Volume 594 L
Cargo Volume Max No Data
Cargo Volume Frunk 88 L
Roof Load No Data
Tow Hitch Possible Yes
Towing Weight Unbraked 750 kg
Towing Weight Braked 1000 kg
Vertical Load Max 55 kg

Miscellaneous

Seats 5 people
Isofix Yes, 2 seats
Turning Circle No Data
Platform TESLA 3/Y
EV Dedicated Platform Yes
Car Body Saloon
Segment Large Family Car
Roof Rails No
Heat pump (HP) Yes
HP Standard Equipment Yes

Company Car Tax Indication

Financial Year 2023-24

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from £39,935
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £799
BIK @ 20% £13 pcm
BIK @ 40% £27 pcm
BIK @ 45% £30 pcm

Financial Year 2024-25

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from £39,935
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £799
BIK @ 20% £13 pcm
BIK @ 40% £27 pcm
BIK @ 45% £30 pcm

Financial Year 2025-26

BIK Tax Rate 3%
P11D Value from £39,935
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £1,198
BIK @ 20% £20 pcm
BIK @ 40% £40 pcm
BIK @ 45% £45 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Tesla Model 3. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 29h30m 9 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 18h30m 14 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x32A 7.4 kW 9h15m 28 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW 6h15m 42 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW † 6h15m 42 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)

Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Tesla Model 3.

Tesla has not released details about rapid charging the Model 3. The information below is based on estimated values of the most likely rapid charging capabilities.

  • Max. Power: maximum power provided by charge point
  • Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point over a session from 10% to 80%
  • Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
  • Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)
Charging Point Max. Power Avg. Power Time Rate
CCS (50 kW DC) 50 kW 45 kW † 56 min 190 mph
Supercharger v2 Shared (75 kW DC) 75 kW 65 kW † 39 min 280 mph
Supercharger v2 (150 kW DC) 150 kW 95 kW † 27 min 400 mph
CCS (175 kW DC) 170 kW † 100 kW † 25 min 430 mph
Supercharger v3 (250 kW DC) 170 kW † 100 kW † 25 min 430 mph
CCS (350 kW DC) 170 kW † 100 kW † 25 min 430 mph
This vehicle supports Autocharge
This vehicle does not support Plug & Charge

† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle

Autocharge: allows for automatic initiation of a charging session at supported CCS charging stations.

Plug & Charge: allows for automatic initiation of a charging session at supported CCS charging stations in accordance with ISO 15118.

Actual charging rates may differ from data shown due to factors like outside temperature, state of the battery and driving style.

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All about the Tesla Model 3

Pricing

The Tesla Model 3 has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £39,000 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £39,990. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Tesla Model 3 is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Tesla Model 3 is 208 kW (279 hp). The estimated maximum torque is 310 lb-ft. The Tesla Model 3 is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 6.1 seconds. The top speed is 125 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Tesla Model 3 has an estimated total capacity of 60 kWh. The usable capacity is 57.5 kWh (estimate). An estimated range of about 260 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 185 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 375 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 6 hours 15 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 9 hours 15 minutes and a charge rate of 28 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 29 hours 30 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CCS Supercharger connection (expected). The maximum rapid charge power is 170 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 100 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 30 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 180 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Tesla Model 3 is about 221 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 183 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 311 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 153 Wh per mile.

CO2 Emission

The Tesla Model 3 emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.

More information from Tesla

The link below will open the page of the Model 3 on the official Tesla site.

Go to the Model 3 on the official Tesla website.

Preceding model

The model shown on this page is the successor of the Tesla Model 3, which was available to order from January 2022 until October 2023. The previous model was £3000 more expensive, had 10 mi less range, same acceleration and was 4% less energy efficient.

Preceding model Tesla Model 3