Motor Type(s)

Rear motor: AC permanent magnet synchronous motor, liquid-cooled, with variable frequency drive.

Front motor (AWD vehicles): AC induction motor, liquid-cooled, with variable frequency drive.


Type Single speed fixed gear
Gearbox Ratio 9.03:1


Steering Specifications
Type Rack and pinion with electronic power steering, speed sensitive
Number of turns lock to lock 2.14
Turning Circle (curb to curb) 38.4 ft (11.7 m)


Type 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Integrated Advanced Stability Control and Electronic Accelerator pedal actuated regenerative braking system
Rotor Diameter (ventilated)

Front: 12.6"/320 mm
Rear: 13.2"/335 mm

Front Rotor thickness

New: 0.98"/25 mm
Service limit: 0.91”/23 mm

Rear Rotor thickness

New: 0.79"/20 mm
Service limit: 0.71”/18 mm

Lateral runout

0.050 mm

Chordal runout

0.040 mm

Disk thickness variation (DTV)

0.010 mm

Front Brake Pad Thickness (excluding back plate)

New: 0.393"/10 mm
Service limit: 0.110"/2.8 mm

Rear Brake Pad Thickness (excluding back plate)

New: 9 mm
Service limit: 2.1 mm

Parking brake Electrically actuated parking brake integrated into rear caliper


Suspension Specifications
Front Independent, double wishbone, coil spring/telescopic damper, sway bar
Rear Independent, multi-link, coil spring/telescopic damper

Battery - Low Voltage

Battery - Low Voltage Specifications
Rating 6.9 amp hour
Voltage 15.5V

Battery - High Voltage

Battery - High Voltage Specifications
Type Li-ion
Nominal Voltage

355V DC

Temperature Range Do not expose Model 3 to ambient temperatures above 140° F (60° C) or below -22° F (-30° C) for more than 24 hours at a time.