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"Alvaro martínez" is a freelance writer who writes articles in his spare time and works making automotive reviews and many many more things

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In the evergrowing automotive industry, an important revolution is taking place with cars like the Nissan Leaf, Renault ZOE or the Tesla Model 3. all of them aiming towards sustainable mobility, the small family of the latter has been a success at the level of marketing. Yes, the Model 3 is already the Ford T of this decade.

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Although the Tesla Model 3 is already very popular on its own with Elon musk setting a gygafactory on china to help satisfy demand an Austrian company has decided to convert a single Model 3 to a plug-in hybrid in order to help extend it´s range and usability.

This has obviously shaken the foundations of the electric community that bets 100% on nothing else but batteries and motors and certainly raised some blisters on the Tesla community but worry not... this change has had many advantages over full battery power.

One of the main objectives of this conversion was the elimination of extra weight and range extension, this was achieved by removing some cells located at the front of the vehicle, Doing so reduced the autonomy and so a small 2 cylinder engine was incorporated on the front trunk of the vehicle to help extend its autonomy.

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The combination of both types of propulsion dramatically increased the range of the Model 3 generating over 1,000km of autonomy with the combustion engine charging the batteries and 100km with the electric motor (The top of the range Model 3 only reaches 523km of autonomy with 100% electric propulsion) thanks to both you could drive a Model 3 on electric power on the city and the rest of the way you could comfortably drive back home on combustion for a long distance without worrying about charging times or long waiting times behind other BEVs

The reactions on the automotive community have been pretty diverse due to this plug-in hybrid. Many people like it due to it´s range and everyday practicality and others loathe it since it equips a ICE range extender, but at the end of the day this model 3... Arrives home earlier.

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