Tesla Model 3 Acceleration – Video

Tesla Model 3


Now You Know’s 12 Days of Model 3 series explores the car’s “crazy acceleration” for the seventh day of Christmas Model 3.

Popular YouTubers and father/son team Zac and Jesse just recently got their new Tesla Model 3 (about 9 days ago, in fact, at the time of this writing). They came up with a fun idea to do a “12 Days of Model 3” series, complete with a song specifying what each day will bring. Day seven just happens to be Model 3 acceleration, which the duo defines as “crazy.”

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 acceleration

Jesse has driven performance versions of the Model S and Model X, as well as a first-gen Nissan LEAF. Of course, the Model 3 outmatches the LEAF’s acceleration significantly, which we see that at the opening of the video. But, how does Jesse feel about the Model 3 in comparison to it’s older siblings?

He says that the Tesla Model 3’s acceleration is “fantastic” and “feels assertive.” It does what you want it to do. Even passing at highway speeds is “more than acceptable,” especially in comparison to cars like the LEAF.

“Absolutely putting the power where you want it to go.”

Additionally, Jesse admits that sometimes the Tesla Model S and X acceleration can seem almost scary with their ridiculous amount of power. He’s also enamored with the Model 3’s agility. Jesse compares it to a race car, with its extremely tight handling and precise steering.

Video Description via Now You Know on YouTube:

On the seventh day of Model 3, St. Nikola gave to me… Acceleration!!! Join Zac and Jesse in their 12 days of Model 3 series, where they show you 12 cool features of their brand new Model 3! Stay tuned for more videos every other day by subscribing! Please consider supporting us on Patreon. We have some pledge rewards you may be interested in, so go check that out. Now You Know!

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Bye Bye Nissan Leaf….

Lol. Not really the goal though. Electrification of the global fleet is the goal. All parties welcome.

Why all parties dont make quality products??

How do you define quality? IMHO Tesla quality has been subpar thus far.

I agree. Tesla’s quality is terrible for the price.
I love the brand and what they did to the world of electric cars, but let’s be honest for a second here.

Okay, when are you going to start being honest, even if it’s just for a second?

Tesla’s quality may be sub-par in certain areas, but it’s certainly a long way from “terrible”! Tesla has gone a long way in improving its fit-and-finish quality. In other areas, Tesla’s quality is just fine or even superior! If that were not so, the Model S would not have won all those “Best Car of the Year” awards, nor have received so many “Best car ever made!” reviews.

You are right. Only tesla is really sincere in their approach which can be seen in their products unlike other automakers for whom making electric cars is just for publicity

I am sure the 3 will have some fit/finish issues like the but look at the ratings available on the latest S’s. It is way better than it was. The latest Consumer Reports has the new Model S ratings way above average to the point that it is as good/better than almost all Toyota models. They have come along way there and the 3 will get there too.

Quality and performance are two completely different things.

Since Tesla rates number 1 in owner satisfaction according to the just released Consumer Reports survey, it doesn’t look as if the “poor” quality has affected most owners.

Saying bye bye to the leaf was definitely the point in the video… (see about :15 sec. in to :25 sec)

You got my back bruh 🙂

i borowed Leaf for 9 days to try EV for first time and i was amazed about acceleration from start but that Model 3…. cant wait to have mine 🙂

Cant wait to have mine too. I love tesla

What’s new about great acceleration in a Tesla? Heck, even the semi has great acceleration.

I think between the lines we’re re-reading what (Demuro?) more of less said. The car has nice highway power, “where you want it”. All uncorked EVs are pretty strong down low, and less so up top. M3 is likely restricted down low, to keep it out of MS times despite being ~800lb lighter. That way, Tesla can release the ~80KWh hounds, north of 30-40mph, and give the single-gearing better relative power up high.

Wow, did you see that?? It was like a compete blur, I almost couldn’t tell that was a car.

Merry Xmas dummies.

Why does Tesla put the B pillar so far forward, does this improve side impact rating in tests? It makes entry into the car very annoying, the Model S was annoying with this too. Look at time 3:14 and you can see him fall back into the seat once past the pillar.

Viking — For context, the guy getting into the car at 3:15 is 6 foot 7, and the seat is literally set to the very furthest back position. Less than 1% of the US male population would ever need to have the seat back that far.


whoops! my bad, I cut and pasted the wrong link. I apologize, it doesn’t go to your post.

This is the link I meant to post:


I don’t know anything more about the model 3 than these guys do, but Tesla seems to be at least trying to make the car more serviceable and reliable.

They must have been trying to get their insurance repair estimates down compared to the “S” and “X”.

As far as reliability goes – I haven’t seen anything dumb about the car yet, and I specifically like the “3” 32 ampere ‘occasional charging cord’ that:

1). Is running an easier to run ‘cool’ 32 amperes.

2). Puts any connection issues AT THE EVSE BODY, and away from the home receptacle, thereby avoiding needless fires.

“At Tesla, we don’t make slow cars”.

–Elon Musk.

I love it!

My old 2012 Model S blows its doors off:)

Never forget that your Model S helped give birth to Model 3, Tesla Semi, New Roadster, and Model Y.

Thank you.

Hope another 1,000 reservation holders get their Christmas gift or at least a New Year’s gift.

It would have been nice to see what their 0-60 time was.

Nice Video, but it would be better to have an independent car juro / racing driver report on it than a Tesla fan. Not that there is anything wrong with this, but it would make it more believable.