That’s about half the price of the cheapest current Tesla, and makes it a rival to executive saloons such as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Jaguar XE. As the name suggests, it’s the third car to join Tesla’s current line-up, although it’s actually the fourth since the company opened for business in 2008 – the other being the first-generation Tesla Roadster, sold from 2008 to 2012. Tesla has been in the news recently because it’s struggling to both manufacture Model 3s at the pace it needs to, and getting them to US-based customers in a timely manner. However, interest in the Model 3 shows no signs of waning, which means it could still be the model which brings electric motoring into the mainstream. The question is: does it deserve to?