Tesla has added a new, mid-range battery version of the Model 3, the most affordable iteration of the automaker’s all-electric car. The announcement was made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who also confirmed that the automaker has a new ordering system for the Model 3 which aims to make the process more smooth.
The Model 3 mid-range battery model is rear-wheel drive only. It has an estimated EPA range of 260 miles, and a top speed of 125 mph. 0-60 mph comes in 5.6 seconds. “It’s a long range battery with fewer cells,” Elon Musk explained. “Non-cell portion of the pack is disproportionately high, but we can get it done now instead of ~February.”