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March, 2016

What it’s like to ride inside the Tesla Model 3

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HAWTHORNE, California — I’ve had a terrible flu all week. My body aches, my head is pounding, and my throat feels like it might fall out of my neck.

Right now, though, I’m riding in the Tesla Model 3, one of the most hotly anticipated cars in the world… and I feel like a million bucks.

Just minutes after unveiling the all-new Model 3 to the world, Tesla invited us journalists out to ride in the Model 3 for the first time. Although I only got a few short minutes in the passenger seat, I can tell you it’s an impressive thing indeed. Read more…

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