Go into business with the new Tesla Model 3

Date Posted 9th August 2019
Read Time 5 min read

Always on the move for meetings?

Go into business with the new Tesla Model 3 and you’ll be shaking on a WLTP of 254 – 348 miles, a 120kW supercharging system, and an adaptive dual-motor system for £263.99 per month.

If you’re driving 9-5 and constantly calling on clients, then a Tesla could be your go-to vehicle of choice complete with efficiency and stunning electric performance.

You colleague for the commute

Around 55% of the cars we see on the road are business fleet cars and between 2002 – 2012, the average work-related car mileage for commuting bungeed by 20.3% – from 5,900 to 7,100 miles. Most people claim about 45p/mile for business-related mileage – that works out at around £562.50 for the average of 1,250 miles per month.

Elon Musk and his co-working EV gurus have been inventing and innovating new car design for eco-friendly, affordable and long-range journeys at the Tesla headquarters in California. Investing in their mission to create a sustainable energy ecosystem, the electric team have manufactured a unique set of features to manage renewable energy through the Tesla Model 3.

Let’s plug-in the battery in the Tesla Model 3

The evolutionary electric battery can cart you around country lanes and town corners for up to 348 miles, that’s 33 miles further than the Tesla Model X. ‘Supercharge’ from 10 – 80% in thirty mins at one of the 14,000+ charging points around the world.

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Tesla Model 3 from empty to full. For rapid charging we show the time to charge from 20% – 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging methodTypically found atCharging time*Range/hour**
Empty to full   
3-pin plugHome24 – 33 h9 – 10 m/h
3.7kWHome / Work15 – 21 h15 – 16 m/h
7kWHome / Work / Public Locations8 – 11 h27 – 29 m/h
22kWWork / Public Locations5 – 7 h43 – 46 m/h


50kWPublic Locations40 – 60 min98 – 105 m/30 min
150kWPublic Locations20 min210 – 301 m/30 min


* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging rates can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate.

** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Save the planet, and your finances!

We talk a lot about ‘doing our bit for the environment’ and ‘green driving’ and if you delve into a Tesla to help the environment, you’ll benefit from the plug-in grant, which deducts £3,500 from the purchase price of your new Tesla vehicle.

To add to that, Hippo Leasing lets you pay for the Tesla Model 3 in affordable monthly installments, so you won’t feel the painful dent in your savings in one hit.

In London for business lunches? Following an initial £10 registration fee, Tesla vehicles are exempt from the daily London Congestion Charge of £11.50. The cost of commuting into London by car for 3 years could be up to £8,970, when driving into the zone on a daily basis. From October 2021, the C-Charge exemption will be removed from plug-in hybrids and only be available to fully electric vehicles.

Tesla vehicles are able to access the London Ultra Low Emission Zone, without paying the noncompliance fee of £12.50. The current Central London ULEZ is due to expand significantly from Central London to cover a much larger zone in October 2021. The cost of paying the ULEZ over 3 years could be up to £13,650, when driving into the zone on a daily basis.

Built to protect you

With 5-Star ratings for adult and child passenger safety, plus safety assist and pedestrian and driver detection, the autopilot advanced features and designed to protect you, nurture your driving, and bring you into the electric verse.

The metal structure is a combination of aluminium and steel, for maximum strength in every area. In a roof-crush test, Model 3 resisted four times its own mass, even with an all-glass roof: that’s the same weight as two full-grown African elephants.

Adaptive dual motors and performance

Surging from 0 – 60 in 3.2 seconds, the Tesla Model 3 has supreme aerodynamics and an All-Wheel Drive system with dual motors that are digitally controlled to deliver torque to the front and rear wheels. If one motor stops working, the other motor and 20” Performance Wheels will stay in motion and move you onwards to your desired destination.

Brakes and lowered suspension offer total control in all weather conditions and a carbon fibre spoiler improves stability at high speeds, allowing Model 3 to accelerate from 0-60 mph in as little as 3.2 seconds.

What’s inside the Tesla Model 3?

The all-glass roof, built for stability, extends from front to back, creating a sense of openness and headroom from every seat. You can use your smartphone as a key, and access all driver controls in the central brain of the car – the 15-inch touchscreen.

There’s a Model FM internet streaming radio system to streamline your inner stereo-star and the lack of buttons adds to the futuristic appeal behind the wheel.

To find out more about how you can lease the Tesla Model 3 for £263.99 per month, call 01254 919000.