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Tesla Model S vs Model 3. Which one is better, according to the US manufacturer

The debate on whether the new Tesla Model 3 is in any way better than previous models by the electric car company has finally been ended by a clear statement from the U.S. manufacturer. Tesla also says it has been advancing manufacturing, expanding its charging network, improving service, and opening more retail stores.

Tesla admits being asked by its customers if they should trade in their Model S for a Model 3 and the answer is pretty clear: “While Model 3 will be our newest car, it isn’t “Version 3″ or the next generation Tesla. Our higher priced premium models still include the most advanced technology and the best driving experience we have to offer.”

In its latest update, Tesla says the Model S will continue to be the “flagship Model” with more range, more acceleration, more power, more passenger and cargo room, more displays (two) and more customization choices.

With Ludicrous+, Model S has a zero-to-60 time of 2.28 seconds as measured by Motor Trend, making it the fastest accelerating production car in the world, according to the company. Tesla also mentions the range of the Model S, saying that it will also continue to be the longest-range vehicle it offers, with 335 miles on a single charge.

Regarding the Model 3, Tesla says it’s “smaller, simpler, and will come with far fewer options than Model S.” Nevertheless, Tesla claims it will make driving “feel effortless.” The Model 3 range will be of at least 215 miles for the starting model.

Just to make things even more clearer, Tesla says that while innovation at the company will never stop, “the very best vehicles we make are already available for purchase and on the road today.”

The Model 3 will be introduced later this year in North America, but sightings of the car have already made their way online.

Recently, Tesla stock jumped 5.8 percent and the company has a market capitalisation of $48 billion, surpassing Ford Motor’s $45.

John Beckett