Telsa unveiled its first mass-market electric car – the Model 3 – earlier this year. It’s going to unveil this car in two parts and we saw the exterior and were told about some of its features in part one, part two will hopefully touch on its performance and other features when it takes place later this year. A new report suggests that the Tesla Model 3 performance could actually be quite similar to that of the considerably expensive Tesla Model S.
It’s claimed that Tesla has tasked the same engineers who worked on the dual motor inverter architecture for the Model S to develop the motor for the Model 3 and that they were given a blank sheet to develop the power package for this car from the ground up, that includes the power semiconductor package.
An unnamed source claims that this strategy has worked for Tesla and that the inverter architecture for the Model 3 has a capacity of over 300kW which is comparable to the Model S’ RWD system despite the fact that the Model S can cost nearly $100,000 while the Model 3 is priced at $35,000 excluding federal and state subsidies.
None of this has been officially confirmed yet so take it with a grain of salt. Tesla is yet to confirm when it’s going to hold part two of the Model 3 unveiling, the car itself is going to hit the production line next year.