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Tesla Model 3 Long Range Refresh Could Include Chinese-Built LFP Pack in the US

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2023 Tesla Model 3 with longer range and cheaper price may use M3P batteries (Image credit- NotebookCheck)

Several months after it was declared that the Model 3 Long Range would not be available for launch, Tesla has begun accepting orders from US customers.

According to reports, the updated model uses battery cells made in China that were previously seen in the Model 3 Standard Range: lithium-iron-phosphate, or LiFePO4/LFP battery cells.

After being unavailable in August 2022, the Tesla Model 3 Long Range, which was earlier expected to be “available in 2023,” is already introduced.
The updated Model 3 Long Range is currently offered on Tesla’s website for $47,420, according to a Teslarati article.

Tesla plans shift to LFP cells for Model 3 and Model Y, likely with US  production
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Due to the lengthy waiting for the product, CEO Elon Musk ruled out that it would not be available in the Design Studio in 2022.

It’s shocking to learn that it won’t be arriving anytime soon after the American carmaker intimated a few months ago that it wouldn’t. The official launch is scheduled for 2023.

The modified listing is one noticeable modification for the Tesla Model 3 Long Range. The updated model will have a range of more than 325 miles, according to the automaker, whereas the previous model only boasts 358 miles.

Tesla Model 3 order page update hints at China-made electric car
Image credit- The Driven

The report should also indicate the adoption of the less expensive LFP battery. However, because the China-made cell uses “less energy-dense technology,” the new model will have a lower range and less energy.

The Model 3 Long Range All-Wheel Drive is only eligible for $3,750 of the $7,500 EFV tax credit, according to a recent Electrek story.

The Inflation Reduction Act in the US is the reason why it is only receiving this much. The legislation stipulates that a car must be put together in North America.

In doing so, it should also obtain 40% of the minerals from countries that participate in free trade. The continent should provide the remaining 50%. The proportion will continue to be at this level for the time being, but it will likely increase next year.

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The Model 3 Standard Range is only eligible for half of the credit because the LPF battery source is CATL, which is based in China.


Monica Green

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