Tesla Model 3

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The Tesla Model 3 is New Zealand's 2nd best selling full electric vehicle - see top 10

Tesla Model 3

2019→

Range

491kms

Battery

60kWh

Price

$66,275*
  • Body Type
  • Seats
  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Sedan
  • 5
  • 4694 mm
  • 1849 mm
  • 1443 mm
  • 0-100 km/h
  • Top speed
  • Power
  • Drive
  • Tow
  • 6.1 s
  • 225 km/h
  • 210 kW
  • RWD
  • 750 kg / 1000 kg
  • Highway range
  • Running cost
  • Home charge
  • Fast charge (DC)
  • Dashboard economy
  • 378 km
  • $2.24/100 km
  • 11 kW
  • 170 kW
  • 117 Wh/km

The Model 3 sedan is the most popular EV bought new in NZ.

The combination of price, performance, and range is unbeaten in its category.

At the end of 2021, Tesla added 10% capacity to the battery (50 to 60 kWh, range from 448 to 491 km, acceleration from 5.6 to 6.1s (slow down due to heavier battery).

The name changed from Standard Range Plus to just "Tesla Model 3" - Rear Wheel Drive.

  • Early March 2022 price rose from $66,900 to $68,900.
  • Mid-March 2022 price rose to $72,400.
  • Early May 2022 price rose to $73,200.
  • 17 Jun 2022 price rose to $74,900.

Tesla Model 3 Long Range

2019→

Range

602kms

Battery

82kWh

Price

$91,200
  • Body Type
  • Seats
  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Sedan
  • 5
  • 4694 mm
  • 1849 mm
  • 1443 mm
  • 0-100 km/h
  • Top speed
  • Power
  • Drive
  • Tow
  • 🔥 4.4 s
  • 233 km/h
  • 324 kW
  • AWD
  • 750 kg / 1000 kg
  • Highway range
  • Running cost
  • Home charge
  • Fast charge (DC)
  • Dashboard economy
  • 464 km
  • $2.40/100 km
  • 11 kW
  • 250 kW
  • 125 Wh/km

The Long Range Model 3 offers outstanding range, performance, and handling. There is no other sedan that compares in its price range.

At the end of 2021, the Long Range model had a battery upgrade (75 to 82 kWh, range from 580 to 602 km).

  • Price increased on 15/3/22 from $82,900 to $86,900.
  • Price increased on 17/6/22 to $91,200.

Tesla Model 3 Performance

2019→

Range

547kms

Battery

82kWh

Price

$103,900
  • Body Type
  • Seats
  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Sedan
  • 5
  • 4694 mm
  • 1849 mm
  • 1443 mm
  • 0-100 km/h
  • Top speed
  • Power
  • Drive
  • Tow
  • 🔥 3.3 s
  • 261 km/h
  • 413 kW
  • AWD
  • 750 kg / 1000 kg
  • Highway range
  • Running cost
  • Home charge
  • Fast charge (DC)
  • Dashboard economy
  • 421 km
  • $2.48/100 km
  • 11 kW
  • 250 kW
  • 137 Wh/km

The Model 3 Performance is the quickest car - when compared to price - and has been for some time.

Its dizzying acceleration is extraordinary, given that it was priced under $100k until only mid-2022.

In NZ it's as popular as the Model 3 Long Range.

Price rose 15/3/22 from $95,900 to $100,900.

Price rose 17/6/22 to $103,900.

* Rebate applied. Original price is $74,900

How many Model 3's sold in NZ?

Data shown for all Tesla Model 3 variations combined including both NZ New and Used import registrations. Breakdown by year or month.

How many Model 3's are there in NZ?

There have been 6,544 Tesla Model 3's registered in NZ to date.

This is made up of 99.9% NZ New and 0.1% Used Import.

How many of each submodel is there?

How many units of each major model variation (NZ new) have been registered to date.

Raw submodel dataUnits
STANDARD RANGE PLUS2694
REAR WHEEL DRIVE 60K1891
PERFORMANCE 350KW/EV622
LONG RANGE AWD 195KW594
STANDARD RANGE+ 195K532
LONG RANGE AWD 79KWH145
PERFORMANCE 82KWH/EV58
Data sources

Vehicle numbers from Waka Kotahi MVR database. See more about data sources and definitions.

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