Approximately 7,000 units of the Model 3 built in China are due to leave Shanghai for Europe on October 27, and the Palo Alto-based automaker held a wonderful ceremony to mark the occasion. The Chinese division used cars to write TESLA on the dock next to the ship, all versions of the Standard Range Plus with an LFP battery.
The MIC M3 SR + does not use cobalt for the batteries, freeing up the supply chain for Tesla̵
Tesla received approval from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology for LFP in June 2020. The price of the Standard Range Plus was reduced from 271,550 to 249,900 yuan thanks to the switch to lithium iron phosphate, translating to $ 40,455 and $ 37,230. at current exchange rates. In other words, Tesla is seeing increased profit margins for every Model 3 sold with battery cells.
Manufactured by CATL instead of longtime partner Panasonic, LFP chemistry is also slightly heavier than NMC batteries. For reference, the Model 3 for the US market offers scales at 3,627 pounds (1,645 kilograms), while the new one from China weighs 3,847 pounds (1,745 kilograms). Are you curious about the driving range?
Believe it or not, WLTP the rating for the Chinese version is 440 kilometers (273 miles), while the lithium-ion version from Fremont in California handles 430 kilometers (267 miles). This is not a huge gain, but it is still quite impressive considering the increased weight. To whom it may apply, the MIC M3 SR + can shoot up to 100 km / h (62 mph) in 5.6 seconds, while top speed is limited to 225 km / h (140 mph).