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Combining extraordinary performance and cutting-edge technology, there’s a reason why the Tesla Model 3 has set the benchmark for electric vehicles. Demonstrating the future of electric vehicle design with its simplistic interior whilst boasting outstanding safety credentials, Tesla also help to banish range anxiety with access to their Supercharger network.

Experience the thrill of electric with the Tesla Model 3, now available for hire from selected UK locations.


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Main Features

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Standard Range
Long Range

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WLTP Range

Standard Range: 305* Miles
Long Range: 374* Miles

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Real Range

Standard Range: 259 Miles
Long Range: 335 Miles

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Battery Size

Standard Range: 53 kWh
Long Range: 75 kWh

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Rapid Charging Plug


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AC Plug Type

Type 2

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Safety Rating

5 Star

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0-60 mph

6.00 seconds

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Key Features


*Vehicle range is based on WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure). Please be aware that external factors such as weather, gradient and ambient temperature, amongst others, can significantly impact electric vehicle range. Internal factors such as driving style and climate control settings can also significantly impact range. ‘Real Range’ takes these internal and external factors into consideration, providing you with a more realistic view of the battery range you will likely experience from your vehicle.

Getting to Know The Model 3

This quick start guide aims to provide you with all the information you need hit the road and start enjoying your Tesla Model 3 as quickly as possible. As you’ll soon discover, driving a Tesla is like no other so whilst this guide is not exhaustive, it aims to equip you with our expert tips and tricks as you discover the best electric vehicle technology has to offer.

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Exterior mirrors

Adjust the exterior mirrors by touching Controls > Mirrors. Press the left scroll button on the steering wheel to choose whether you are adjusting the Left or Right mirror. Then use the left scroll button as follows to adjust the selected mirror to its desired position:

  • To move the mirror up or down, roll the left scroll button up or down.
  • To move the mirror inward or outward, press the left scroll button to the left or right.

Both exterior mirrors can tilt downward when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse. When you shift back into another drive mode, the mirrors return to their normal upward position. To turn this feature on or off, touch Controls > Mirrors > Mirror Auto Tilt.

Autopilot Cameras

Autopilot is a suite of advanced driver assistance features that are intended to make driving safer and less stressful. None of these features make Model 3 fully autonomous or replace you as the driver. Autopilot features come standard with all new Tesla vehicles.

Front Trunk

To open the front trunk, ensure Model 3 is in Park, and touch the associated Open icon on the touchscreen.

To properly close the hood:

  • Lower the hood until the striker touches the latches.
  • Place both hands on the front of the hood, then press down firmly to engage the latches.
  • Carefully try to lift the front edge of the hood to ensure that it is fully closed.
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Key Card Sensor

To use a key card to unlock or lock Model 3, tap it against the card reader located just below the Autopilot camera on the driver’s side door pillar. When Model 3 detects the key card, the exterior lights flash, the mirrors unfold or fold (if Fold Mirrors is on), the horn sounds (if Lock Confirmation Sound is on), and the doors unlock or lock.

Note: You may need to physically touch the center console or driver’s side door pillar with the key card, and you may need to hold it against the transmitter for one or two seconds.

Charge Port

The charge port is located on the left side of Model 3, behind a door that is part of the rear tail light assembly. Park Model 3 to ensure that the charge cable easily reaches the charge port.

With Model 3 in Park, press and release the button on the Tesla charge cable to open the charge port door.

Exterior Lights

Exterior lights (headlights, tail lights, position lights and license plate lights) are set to Auto each time you start Model 3. When set to Auto, exterior lights automatically turn on when driving in low lighting conditions, or whenever the wipers are active. If you change to a different setting, lights always revert to Auto on your next drive.

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Rear Facing Camera

Model 3 is equipped with a rear view camera located above the rear license plate. Whenever you shift into Reverse, the touchscreen displays the view from the camera. Lines show your driving path based on the position of the steering wheel. These lines adjust as you move the steering wheel. Drag the camera feed to different positions on the touchscreen, depending on your preferences.


To open the rear trunk, ensure Model 3 is in Park, then do one of the following:

Touch the associated Open button on the touchscreen.


Press the switch located under the rear trunk’s exterior handle (a valid key must be detected).

If at any point you need some further guidance, you can access the Owners Manual on the Interactive Display which contains everything you need to know about your car and how to use it. Select by clicking the car icon on the screen to display Quick Controls – Service – Owners Manual.

or Visit Tesla Support

Charging Guide for the Tesla Model 3

When making the switch to an electric car, charging is probably seen as the most daunting aspect, but it doesn’t have to be! It’s actually very simple once you understand how it works. This no-nonsense guide takes you through exactly what you need to do, and be aware of, when charging your Tesla Model 3. So let’s dive in!

Locating a Charge Point

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Tesla Supercharging

One of the biggest advantages of hiring a Tesla Model 3 is access a broad network of high speed charging facilities on the Tesla Supercharging Network. There’s over 1,100 of them across the UK, normally found in bulk in convienient locations such as service stations and destination shopping centres.

Superchargers typically provide between 120kW and 150kW of charging power, delivering up to 200 miles of charge in as little as 30 minutes. Since charging above 80 percent is rarely necessary, stops are typically short and convenient.

To find a Supercharger:

The easiest way to find a Supercharger whilst on the road is by letting the Model 3’s Trip Planner guide you there. Trip Planner will automatically calculate your route displaying Superchargers along the way providing the ultimate door to door experience. To get to the Trip Planner, select Settings > Navigation > Trip Planner on the touchscreen.

Charging at a Supercharger:

To use a Supercharger, simply plug in and charge. The Supercharger automatically detects the vehicle, and the Tesla account associated with it as soon as it’s plugged in, so you can sit back and relax as you top up. But, be careful not to overstay your welcome! Idle fees apply at a rate of £0.50 per minute you remain plugged in if the charging station is over 50% occupied, and double if it’s full.


If hiring the Tesla Model 3 between 1 and 27 days, standard Supercharger charging costs are inclusive with your rental. Charging costs are monitored by Europcar to ensure they’re aligned with the distances travelled. If you take out any Tesla Subscription or Feature Upgrades during your rental please be aware you’re responsible for all charges and must remember to disconnect any paid features at the end of your rental period.

Public Charger

Public Charging

Public chargers can be easily located by using interactive Trip Planner in the Tesla or via an App. We recommend installing Zapmap; their comprehensive database maps over 95% of all public charging stations across the UK, allowing you to easily find over 40,000 places to charge whilst on the road.

Zapmap can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play, just follow the links below to install on your device. Once downloaded you can use the interactive map to find the locations nearest to you, or plan your journey with charging stops with their handy Route Planner.

When searching for a charging location, look out for the voltage output level of the charge point as this relates to how fast your Model 3 will charge; the higher the level, the faster the charging experience:

Slow: With speeds below 6kW, slow charging can require 24 hours or more to complete a full charge. Convenient for short trips, but not practical for long journeys.

Fast: Achieving between 7kW to 22kW, fast charging can deliver a partial to complete charge in between 5-8 hours.

Rapid DC Chargers: Delivering between 22kW to 100kW, ideal for longer journeys requiring short stops to top up.

Ultra-Rapid DC chargers: The fastest way to charge an EV, Ultra-Rapid chargers provide power between 100kW and 350kW, allowing you to top up in as little as 20 minutes.


If you choose to charge your Tesla at a non-Tesla charging location then you are responsible for all charging costs including any idle charges. Europcar is not responsible for any additional costs that may be incurred if charge points are out of use.

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Type 2 Connector

Type 2 Cable

A Type 2 charging cable is the European-standard plug-type used by every new electric car. It features a seven-pin connection at both ends, which allows you to easily plug in to every home wallbox, and most public car chargers.


The Model 3 comes with a Type 2 Cable and Mobile Connector with Domestic Adapter. These are fitted with a tamper-proof label to identify they’re the original OEM cables and should always be stored in the boot. Any cables returned to Europcar without the label may be subject to additional charges.

Domestic Adapter

Mobile Connector with Domestic Adapter

The Tesla Mobile Connector includes an adapter that allows you to plug in to any domestic 3-pin socket. Simply connect the Type 2 cable to the adapter, then plug into the wall!

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The Tesla Model 3 is capable of the following charge speeds to increase the battery range from 15% to 80%. This is dependent on the type of charge used.

Please note, the maximum fast charging power of the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range is 170kW, 250kW on the Long Range.



8 hrs


BETWEEN 11kW & 22kW

5 hrs


BETWEEN 50kW & 150kW


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Locking / Unlocking

Place the key card near the circle on the driver’s door pillar to lock/unlock while outside the car. Once inside the vehicle, select the lock image on the touchscreen or wait for the doors to automatically lock within 15 seconds of driving. Doors unlock automatically when you shift into park.

Entering / Exiting

To enter, use your thumb to push the wide part of the door handle. The handle will pivot towards you, which you can then pull to open. To exit, press the button on top of the armrest handle.

Starting The Tesla

Place the key card on the console (behind or in the cup holders), press the brake and shift the car into gear. The key card can be moved once the car is on.

Getting Going

The gear selector stalk is located behind the right-hand side of the steering wheel. Push the stalk up for reverse and down for drive. For park, press the button on the end of the gear stalk.

Driving The Tesla

The moment you press the accelerator you’ll notice full torque is available. You’ll also spot that when you need to slow or stop the Tesla’s brakes automatically apply when your foot is removed from the accelerator. If you’d prefer to switch to more traditional braking select the car icon on the touchscreen and press: Quick Controls > Driving > Creep or Roll.

Turning The Vehicle Off

The car automatically turns off when you exit the vehicle, remove the key card and close all doors. If you don’t remove the key card, the car will remain accessible and drivable. Don’t forget to put the vehicle in park before you exit!

Charging Your Phone

The front of the console has a non-slip phone tray which provides wireless charging for up to two Qi-enabled smartphones. There is also 2 USB ports located underneath the tray; one standard USB and one USB-C. There are a further two USB-C ports located under the rear A/C vent.

Accessing Storage

To open the rear boot, select the command from the touchscreen homepage or push the button located above the license plate. To close, push the button on the inside of the boot door. To open the front boot, or ‘frunk’, select the command from the touchscreen homepage. To close, slowly lower the front boot cover until it rests on the car, place both palms on top of the front boot cover and then gently push down. Do not slam or drop the cover. To open the glovebox, select the car icon to display Quick Controls and then select the Glovebox button. Close the glovebox by gently pushing it upward with your hand(s).

Using The Sat Nav

The navigation is the backdrop for most of the touchscreen. To navigate to a location, touch the search bar in the corner of the map and enter a destination or speak a voice command (see Voice Commands below). When you specify a location, the touchscreen zooms out to provide an overview of the route you need to travel and displays a turn-by-turn direction list. The Battery icon on the turn list provides a visual representation showing an estimate of how much energy will remain when you reach your destination. If reaching your destination requires charging, Trip Planner routes you through the appropriate Supercharger locations. To enable Trip Planner, touch the map’s settings icon, then touch Trip Planner. To remove Supercharger stops and display directions only, touch Remove all charging stops at the bottom of the turn-by-turn direction list.

Accessing Climate Controls

By default, climate control is set to Auto, which maintains optimum comfort in all but the most severe weather conditions. Touch the displayed temperature at the bottom of the touchscreen to access the main climate controls screen, where you can adjust your climate preferences. You can also adjust the climate settings using Voice Commands.

For further information on Climate Control Settings, visit the Tesla Owners Manual:
Climate Controls

Voice Commands

To engage Voice Commands press the microphone icon on the touchscreen or push the right-hand scroll on the steering wheel. Voice command responds to statements and questions it is programmed to recognise. Some example phrases are I’m cold/hot; display Supercharger locations; find supermarket; stop navigation.

More examples can be found on Tesla’s support site:
Voice Commands

Connecting Your Phone

Before using your phone with Model 3, you must pair it. Touch the Bluetooth icon located in the top right hand corner of the Controls screen. On the touchscreen, touch Add New Device > Start Search. You must ensure your device is discoverable under the Bluetooth settings. Your phone can also be used as a hotspot for the Tesla to connect to Wi-Fi.

Adjusting The Side-View Mirrors

Select the car icon on the touchscreen to display Quick Controls, then select Mirrors. Select the left or right mirror, then use the left-side scroll on the steering wheel to adjust.

Adjusting The Seats

The front seats can be adjusted electronically using the three available buttons on the outer side of each seat. If needed, the back seats can fold down completely. Only the centre headrest in the backseat can be adjusted.

Adjusting The Steering Wheel

Select the car icon on the touchscreen to display Quick Controls, then select Steering wheel. Use the left-side scroll on the steering wheel to adjust.

Adjusting The Rear-View Mirror

Unlike most features in the Tesla, the rear-view mirror can only be adjusted by hand. If needed, gently adjust the mirror prior to driving.

Adjusting The Child Lock

The Model 3 has child locks on the rear doors to prevent them being opened using the interior release buttons. To change this, use the touchscreen and press: Controls > Locks > Child Lock.

Adjusting The Vehicle Lights

The exterior lights (headlights, tail-lights, high beams etc.) are set to Auto each time you start the Model 3. To access the interior and exterior light controls simply use the touchscreen and press: Controls > Lights.
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