The Tesla Model 3 is selling very well. In 2021, Tesla sold over 500,000 Model 3 sedans, up 40 percent year over year. This made the Model 3 the ninth best-selling car in the world, and the best-selling electric car. The Model 3 is also selling well in the used car market, where it is often selling for more than its original MSRP.
There are a number of reasons for the Model 3’s success. First, it is a very good car. It has a long range, a comfortable interior, and excellent performance. Second, Tesla has a strong brand and a loyal following. Third, the Model 3 is relatively affordable, starting at just $42,000.
The Model 3’s success is a major victory for Tesla. It shows that the company is capable of mass-producing high-quality electric cars that people want to buy. The Model 3 is also helping to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. As more people buy Model 3s, they will become more familiar with electric cars and more likely to consider buying one themselves.
The Model 3 is a major milestone for Tesla and for the electric vehicle industry. It is a sign that electric cars are finally becoming mainstream.
Top ten selling car models in the world
Here are the top 10 best selling car models in the world in 2023 so far:
- Toyota Corolla
- Ford F-Series Pickups
- Toyota RAV4
- Tesla Model Y
- Chevrolet Silverado Pickups
- Toyota Hilux
- Toyota Camry
- Hyundai Tucson
- Tesla Model 3
- Ram Pickups
It is important to note that these numbers are estimates and may change as the year progresses.
Tesla Model 3 vs Model Y
Tesla sold more Model Ys than Model 3s in 2022. In the first half of the year, Tesla delivered 42,320 Model Ys and 38,993 Model 3s. This is a significant increase for the Model Y, which only outsold the Model 3 in the fourth quarter of 2021.
There are a few reasons why the Model Y is outselling the Model 3. First, the Model Y is a more versatile vehicle. It is larger and has more cargo space, making it a better choice for families or those who need a lot of space for activities. Second, the Model Y is a crossover SUV, better for moms than the Model 3. The starting price of the Model Y is $46,990, while the starting price of the Model 3 is $42,000.
The Model Y’s success is a good sign for Tesla. It shows that the company is capable of selling a variety of electric vehicles, and that it is not just a niche player in the auto industry. The Model Y is also helping to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. As more people buy Model Ys, they will become more familiar with electric cars and more likely to consider buying one themselves.
The Model Y is a major milestone for Tesla and for the electric vehicle industry. It is a sign that electric cars are finally becoming mainstream.
The starting price of a Tesla Model Y is $46,990. This is for the base rear-wheel drive model with a range of 279 miles. The Long Range all-wheel drive model starts at $52,990 and has a range of 330 miles. The Performance all-wheel drive model starts at $62,990 and has a range of 303 miles.
These prices do not include the $1,390 destination charge.
The Tesla Model Y is a popular electric SUV that offers a long range, a comfortable interior, and excellent performance. It is also relatively affordable, making it a good option for those looking for an electric car.
Maximum Range of the Model Y
The $53k Model Y with a range of 330 miles would allow a family to travel at least four hours at 70 miles per hour, assuming a little air conditioning and such, before recharging.
This is why your family will have to plan on finding the supercharger on your trip. Your first stop after 3 to 4 hours should be to spend 20 to 30 minutes at the supercharger where you can add between 150 to 200 miles to your range, probably enough to finish your first day. But don’t think you can just run an extension cord out the door of the motel room, as now an overnight charge may only add 50 miles to your range.
Tesla no longer offers free supercharging, so you will have to pay around $20 at a supercharger to get a full charge, probably less since you got a few miles overnight from your extension cord. The length of time at the supercharger should be at least 15 minutes, and a full charge could take over an hour. So it is most likely that you will go from the motel to the next supercharger you can find.
Instead of relying purely on the Tesla superchargers, a better strategy is to use Kroger, Publix or Whole Foods charging stations, and get as much charge as you can while you shop for fresh fruit and fresh salads.
Instead of stopping your family at a smelly gas station with nothing but chips and soda, you will make much healthier choices for your family, albeit at a few more minutes spent for charging.
Common supermarket charging stations are ChargePoint and EVgo. These are slower than Tesla superchargers, but still quite impressive. The cooler the battery, the faster the charge, so this is best done in the morning. Expect to spend between $14 and $24 to add up to 100 miles of range in less than 40 minutes. This is assuming a cool battery, discharged to less than 100 miles in the tank. As the battery charges, the rate of charging will slow.
This is a good time to eat some fresh fruit, rather than spill it all over a moving car. It is also important to take at ten to 20 minute walk, because if you are too sedentary, your health declines.
How long does it take to charge my EV
Stop 1 – 20 to 30 minutes.
With this strategy, it will depend on whether you find a 100kw or a 350 kw charger. The supermarket chargers are generally the newer 350kw chargers. Don’t be surprised if you get more than 80% charge in 15 to 40 minutes. Assuming the model Y with 330 miles of range, now you can plan on finding another 350kw supermarket charger in between two and three hours of travel at 70 miles per hour. Again, as you plug in, eat your salads and plan your ten minute walk. Consider running in for some turkey subs for later.
Daily total so far – 200 miles
Stop 2 – 30 to 40 minutes
Before you know it, you will probably be at 90%. Considering also that you will be back on the road, don’t worry about charging even higher, but don’t spend extra time on that. This is the slowest charging speed, might as well hit the road.
Daily total so far – 400 miles.
Now we’ve been on the road, at 70 miles per hour, for at least four, maybe five hours. We’ve covered over 300 to 400 miles in six hours elapsed, and need to charge again it’s 3:15 pm and we do a 10 minute walk, buy more fruit, eat snacks and prepare for at least 200 more miles.
Hit the road, final leg of the day.
Final total, around 600 miles, Motel arrival time, 7pm
Total charging cost, around $ 80.00