Particularly on the mid-spec Long Range variant, the custom electric sedan boasts some of the finest range, economy,
and performance numbers currently available for an electric vehicle at its price point.
The manufacturer moved production of Model 3s for Australia last year from its Fremont, California,
facility to its 'Gigafactory' in Shanghai. This resulted in the basic Model 3's lithium-ion phosphate (LFP) battery being introduced.
The liquid-cooled 60.5kWh (57.5kWh usable) LFP pack has many benefits,
including the ability to always charge to 100% without experiencing excessive degradation effects (meaning more range in everyday use
and the lack of cobalt, which has been linked to child exploitation in
developing countries and environmentally harmful mining practices.