Tesla Model 3 expected to revolutionize electric-car industry

Tesla Model 3 expected to revolutionize electric-car industry

Tesla Inc.'s recently unveiled Model 3 prototype was nothing sort of phenomenal but industry experts believe that this upcoming model would just revolutionize the electric-car industry.

The Tesla Model 3 is still a prototype in work that is almost a couple of years away from entering mass production. Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted that the car might not be looking alike the prototype because some changes would be implemented.

Still, its striking known-features are enough to suggest that it wouldn't be an ordinary e-car. It would likely start from $35, 000, which is less than half the price of the company's previous models.

In rear-wheel drive configuration, the Model 3's range will exceed 215 miles. The range is nearly double what drivers get from current rival e-cars, such as the BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf.

The power of its environment-friendly engine can be estimated from its capacity to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in just six seconds. In addition, the car would come equipped with the "autopilot" safety feature that would enable it to steer itself and avoid collisions.

The enthusiasm for the Tesla Model 3, which will compete with the likes of the Chevy Volt, contrasts monotonous interest in rival e-cars that have been struggling for sales amid lower gasoline prices.