Tesla Model 3 2021 electric car owner review

Tesla Model 3 2021 electric car owner review

Oli drives a Tesla Model 3 Long Range 2021 electric car.

This is Oli’s second electric car, he has owned the Model 3 for under 1 year and drives between 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 5,000-10,000 miles and he achieves 300 miles range from a full charge.


Rate your Model 3 out of 5.


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Why did you choose this electric car?

Range, performance, equipment, quality, superchargers, not an SUV. As a stress free do everything car, I don’t think anything competes with the smaller Teslas. It feels special, has extraordinary acceleration (which doesn’t get boring) and handles really well. My family were sold on the tech, including to entertainment and more frivolous features that make the car fun. For the first time ever I’m likely to replace it like for like. The only downside is that there are now so many of them about, quite a lot of which are driven rather too much like Audis.


Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.

  • Range
  • performance
  • technology.


Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.

  • Not beautiful
  • a hatchback would be handy
  • some drivers give Teslas a bad name!


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?



What are the standout tech features of your Model 3?

Apart from the fart button, which is magnificent, the sheer amount of tech compared to other brands is great. The most significant thing is that the car is much more efficient than most EVs so can go further with a smaller battery, is lighter and therefore drives much better. The never ending refinement of the tech through over the air updates is great too.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this Model 3.

Despite not having a hatchback, there’s more boot space than in many SUVs.


What electric car are you interested in next and why?

I’ll probably replace the Tesla like-for-like but have ordered a MINI Electric to complement it as a small, fun city/lanes car.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

myenergi zappi – I would recommend it to anyone with solar panels at home as it can charge from excess solar. It’s tripped out a few times over night resulting in the car not being charged, which is my only complaint but that could be down to the installation.


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Octopus Go


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

Tesla Superchargers – they’re plentiful, reliable and simple. All chargers should be this good.


List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  • Tesla
  • Gridserve
  • InstaVolt.


Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?

NHS Fleet – not available to the general public.


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.



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