Check Out Tesla Model 3 First Drive By MotorWeek

APR 22 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 8

What does yet another mainstream publication think of the Tesla Model 3?

Soon enough, MotorWeek will release a much more in-depth review of the Model 3, although the test car is borrowed, so who knows when the promised review will materialize. Nonetheless, first impressions are everything, right? Let’s have a look at what the publication thinks, at least initially.

Read This: Top Gear Test Drive Review Of The Tesla Model 3

MotorWeek calls the Model 3 a “blast to drive.” It’s a true driver’s car. It has a nice firm suspension, though it’s not overly harsh. The steering is well-weighted and the car provides plenty of feedback. Most of all, the power seems to be ever-present, and even the lightest tap on the accelerator pedal gets it moving briskly.

Stay tuned for our article related to MotorWeek’s full Tesla Model 3 review.

Video Description via MotorWeek on YouTube:

We share our early impressions of the 2018 Tesla Model 3.

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8 Comments on "Check Out Tesla Model 3 First Drive By MotorWeek"

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David
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David

Amazingly little content even for a first drive other than mention the non existent standard range model 3.

Testa
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Testa

He’s the bosses son. You know how that works.

Nix
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Nix

Less of a preview, and more of a coming attraction promo for their future TV episode.

Chris Adams
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Chris Adams

” ….gas pedal…..I mean thottle… “. Throttle is hardly a better alternative, both are terms used to control gas/fluid flow. Maybe accelerator?

H2
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Throttle could be seen as more accurate since the pedal is hooked to a potentiometer and controls both acceleration and regenerative braking.

Justin
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Justin

Yes, throttle seems completely accurate actually. Considering the full watts available are “throttled” by the drive by wire system. If they weren’t -figuratively at least- throttled… then the car would be wildly out of control at all times, no?, Even though the word throttle I think was initially a mechanical term, it is now relevant?

Steven
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Steven

“Go pedal”

Bill Howland
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Bill Howland

I used to watch the show religiously when it was on PBS, but I guess John Davis retired and now Ben Davis is only doing these small pod casts. But he must sure be raking in the cash what with several advertisers for a 90 second blurb, and its not even from the manufacturer, but a borrowed car.