Automotive

Super Model

Tesla is electrifying the auto industry with its sleek and affordable new Model 3.

Think smart cars can’t also be sexy? Tesla begs to differ. The buzzy company on a mission to hit the gas on the world’s transition to sustainable energy recently announced the Model 3. Engineered to combine range, performance, safety and utility, the electric vehicle comfortably seats five and the high-efficiency electric motor goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds. The Model 3 boasts a range of more than 200 miles per charge, but the most enticing feature just might be the price, starting at $35,000 before incentives. Production begins in late 2017 with only 500,000 produced each year. Reserve yours now for $1,000 at Teslamotors.com or at the company’s Country Club Plaza outpost.