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TESLA MODEL 3 ON SALE… AT LAST
SOME patient customers have been waiting for this news for three years.
The “affordable” Tesla, the Model 3, is finally about to start shipping to customers in the UK.
The car was revealed back in 2016, and began shipping to customers in the US in the second half of 2017.
The launch was a spectacular success, with more than 300,000 orders being taken within the first week after the car was announced.
However, some production issues have seen delays to deliveries, with the European launch coming much later than hoped.
The base model of the car costs £38,900 in the UK – quite a bit more than the $35,000 that was said to be the target price at launch.
But Tesla says when you factor in the fuel savings of £9,500, you’re actually looking at paying around £30k. That doesn’t seem to factor in the cost of charging the car which, unlike the more expensive Model S and Model M, will have to be paid for by Model 3 owners.
If you want Tesla’s “Full SelfDriving Capability” on your Model 3, you’ll also need to stump up an extra £4,900.
URBANEARS GOES MOBILE
FASHIONABLE Scandinavian headphone maker Urbanears has also been making nice bluetooth speakers for a while.
But this week the company announced it’s expanding its range still further with a new battery-powered speaker that will go anywhere.
And very nice it is too.
The Rålis speaker features Bluetooth 5 for rock solid connections up to 30 feet away, and an impressive 20-plus hours of playing time on one charge.
You can also use it as a power bank to charge your devices via the built-in USB port.
For use at home you can plug in, of course, and there’s an AUX-in connection in case you want to plug a sound-source in.
The complete solution really, and possibly the only speaker you’ll need. It costs £169 from urbanears. com, and comes in blue, red or grey.
The Tesla Model 3