Tesla unveils its Model 3 sedan as pre-orders top 180,000

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Tesla's most affordable option, the highly anticipated Model 3, can do 0-60 in under 6 seconds and get at least 215 miles per charge. The Model 3 drove onto a stage through a curtain of fog at a lavish ceremony in a converted hanger adjoining the SpaceX factory in this Los Angeles suburb. Tesla CEO Elon Musk vowed that the car will seat five, hit the highest safety marks and have a range of at least 215 miles a charge. While its performance won't be nearly as breathtaking as its larger sibling, the super-luxury Model S, will be impressive: Zero to 60 miles per hour in less than 6 seconds. To prove the point, Tesla offered test rides with a long straightaway in which the car hurtled down a side road at push-you-back-in-your-seat speeds in near silence.