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Tesla Model 3 - UK Pricing Revealed!

Tesla Model 3 - UK Pricing Revealed!

The Tesla model 3 is finally coming to UK shores this summer, with 3 models available for UK buyers at launch. The Rivervale guide to the model 3 reveals everything you need to know about pricing and specification …

Tesla is viewed as the world leaders in Electric Vehicle Technology, despite only bursting onto the scene in 2006. While the Tesla model S has received plenty of accolades around the world (UK included) for being a great everyday EV, the Tesla model 3 has a wider, more global appeal, as it is currently the most cheapest Tesla model yet.

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Technology in the model 3

Autopilot system will come as standard across the range which allows the vehicle to autosteer to avoid crashes and take care of overtaking on motorways and carriage-ways, change lanes automatically, park itself and also includes summon system which is remote control parking at the touch of a button! For an extra cost of £4,900, buyers can opt for a car with ‘full self driving capability’, which enables the car to drive around city streets and recognise and respond to traffic lights. Keep in mind that if you decide to upgrade after delivery it will cost £6,800.

Tesla model 3 performance

The Tesla model 3 is significantly lower in price than the £70,000 model S - £38,050, to be exact, for the Standard Range Plus rear-wheel drive version. It will have a 0-60mph time of 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 140mph. The quoted WLTP range for this version will be 258-miles.

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Two other models will be available at launch, both with dual-motor all wheel drive: the £47,050 Long Range, which claims a WLTP range of 348-miles and reaches 0-60mph in just under 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 145mph. The third, the Model 3 Performance version, has a 0-60mph time of 3.2 seconds, making it the fastest model in the model 3 line-up, costing £56,050. As for range, It falls a little bit short when compared to the Standard Range Plus and Long Range models, with a range of 329 miles between charges.

Tesla model 3 interior and exterior features

Although on the outside the Model 3 will be a similar size to other compact executive saloons, inside there is more room available thanks to space saved by not needing a combustion engine. 5 adults can be seated comfortably and there is plenty of storage at the front and rear. Swooping lines create a flowing body shape with no grille openings.


To add to the feeling of space the entire roof is constructed using a single pane of glass, creating an open and light interior. A large 15” tablet style touch screen display provides control in the centre of the dashboard. On-the-go internet connectivity comes as standard across the range, including a 4-year warranty.


There are 5 exterior colours available for buyers, including the standard solid black (free of charge). For an extra cost, you can choose from the existing exterior paint jobs: Midnight Silver and Deep blue for £950, or Multi Cult Red for and Pearl White for double the price (£1,900).


Both the Long Range and Model 3 Performance versions comes with a premium interior package including powered, heated seats, upgraded trim satellite-view maps with real-time traffic information and navigation, and a premium audio system with 14 speakers and online music streaming. Among other interior features, you can also connect two smartphone devices all at once, including 4 USB outlets, which means nobody will be concerned about their smartphone device running out of charge. Standard and Long range versions come with 18” as standard, however buyers can opt to upgrade to 19” Sport wheels for an added cost of £1,450. The high spec model 3 Performance version gets 20” wheels.

Tesla Model 3 Vehicle Specifications

Dimensions & Weight

  • Length: 184.8”
  • Width: 82.2” (76.1” with mirrors folded)
  • Height: 56.8”
  • Wheelbase: 113.2”
  • Track (wheel center): 62.2” front and rear
  • Ground clearance: 5.5”
  • Head room, standard: 39.6” front row, 37.7” second row
  • Head room, glass roof: 40.3” front row, 37.7” second row
  • Leg room: 42.7” front row, 35.2” second row
  • Shoulder room: 56.3” front row, 54.0” second row
  • Hip room: 53.4” front row, 52.4” second row
  • Seating capacity: 5 adults
  • Luggage capacity: 15 cubic feet
  • Weight distribution:
    • 47% front, 53% rear (Model 3)
    • 48% front, 52% rear (Model 3 Mid Range and Long Range RWD)
    • 50% front, 50% rear (Model 3 Dual Motor and Performance)

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Which grants is the Tesla Model 3 eligible for?

Short answer, yes! The Tesla Model 3 is eligible for the OLEV plug-in Car and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grants. Buyers will also benefit from £0 year 1 road tax and £0 London congestion charge. To apply for a plug-in car grant, visit gov.uk

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Orders for the model 3 are open now, with deliveries starting in June. If you’re interested in the model 3, which you should be, you will need to put down a £1,000 deposit early as there is likely to be a lengthy waiting list.

Leasing prices for the model 3 are still yet to be released, but we will notify all our car leasing customers as soon as they are. If you would like to speak with an Account Manager about registering your interest for the model 3 - request a call back today.

Tesla S


Range: 520 to 632.5 km battery-only
Max speed: 139.8 to 155.3 mph
Battery charge time: 7h at 220V, 1.75h at 440V
Battery: 100 kWh 350-400 V lithium-ion

Standard features; Base autopilot, Premium black Interior with dark headliner and figured ash wood trim, 19" Silver slipstream alloy wheels, Power tailgate

Tesla S leasing prices start from £690.29 exc. VAT per month

Tesla X


Range: 542.4 to 564.9 km battery-only
Max speed: 155.3 mph
Dimensions: 5,052 mm L x 1,999 mm W x 1,684 mm H
Battery charge time: 7h at 220V, 1.75h at 440V

Standard features;Base autopilot, Solid paint, Premium black Interior with dark headliner and figured ash wood trim, 5 seat Interior (2nd row bench), 20" Silver alloy wheels, Ambient interior lighting

Tesla X leasing prices start from £1190.02 exc. VAT per month

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