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Tesla Model 3 Performance Gets A Range Bump From The EPA

Key Takeaways

  • The new Model 3 Performance packs a punch with 510 horsepower and 547 lb-ft of torque, hitting 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.
  • Its initial range estimate was 296 miles per charge, which was down slightly.
  • The official EPA figures are now out, which give that range a boost to 303 miles.

Tesla launched the new Model 3 Performance earlier this year to give enthusiasts an extra jolt of adrenaline. It’s a smaller and more affordable option than the Model S Performance and gets a host of upgrades, including a new chassis and adaptive damping to improve handling and acceleration.

2025 Tesla Model 3 Performance




Dual-Motor Electric


510 hp


547 lb-ft

0-60 MPH

2.9 Seconds

Top Speed

163 mph

The new Model 3 Performance also shows off some impressive numbers. It delivers 510 horsepower with 547 lb-ft of torque and posts a 0-60 mph time of just 2.9 seconds, making it decidedly quick. Top speed is 163 mph, so this electric vehicle lives up to its name.

Tesla Model 3 Performance 3/4 front view

Better Performance, Lower Range

On the downside, it came in with a lower range. Tesla initially reported a range of 296 miles, which was a drop from the 310 miles of the previous model. That’s not a huge decrease, but it’s still disappointing.

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Deliveries were set for May or June of this year and Tesla was on target to meet its estimated dates with vehicles in delivery centers. On May 16, however, it notified buyers that deliveries were being rescheduled as the company awaited official EPA range figures.

Performance 1

A Nice Surprise

The delay was bad news, but there was good news. While Tesla had estimated a range of 296 miles, the EPA bumped that up to 303 miles. That’s only seven miles, but it takes the car over the 300-mile mark, which is something of a mental hurdle for a lot of buyers.


WATCH: Tesla Explains What Went Into Making The New Model 3 Performance So Good

At $54,990, the Model 3 Performance is an absolute bargain. Tesla engineers and designers explain how much work went into the electric sports sedan.

Initially, the price was set to be $52,990, but went up a few days later to $53,990. That was a small bump, but then Tesla raised the price again to $54,990. This keeps it all of $10 below the $55,000 figure required for a vehicle to be eligible for the $7,500 tax credit. If you choose to add on any extras, you’ll lose that credit. But hey, at least it goes seven miles further than expected.

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