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Elon Musk shares photos of first production Tesla Model 3

Tesla plans to build 20,000  Model 3s per month by the end of 2017
Tesla plans to build 20,000  Model 3s per month by the end of 2017
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The Tesla Model 3 will offer a 215 mile (346 km) range
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The Tesla Model 3 will offer a 215 mile (346 km) range
Tesla plans to build 20,000  Model 3s per month by the end of 2017
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Tesla plans to build 20,000  Model 3s per month by the end of 2017
Musk confirms production is complete on first Model 3
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Musk confirms production is complete on first Model 3

Tesla's Model 3 has been a long-time coming, but the company has now wrapped up production on its first units and offered the first official glimpse of its debut mass market sedan.

Since first announcing the Model 3 in 2014, Elon Musk and Tesla have allowed plenty of time for the hype to build. And build it did, with 325,000 signing up to buy the car within the first week of pre-orders opening last year. The Model 3 is key to Tesla's plans to drive the adoption of electric vehicles, and will offer a 215 mile (346 km) range and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in less than six seconds.

Musk confirms production is complete on first Model 3
Musk confirms production is complete on first Model 3

Priced at US$35,000, the car will be competing with the likes of the Chevrolet Bolt and unlike the Model S and Model X, is actually starting production ahead of schedule. A handover event on July 28 will see the first 30 Model 3 customers receive their vehicles, with Musk himself to claim unit number one.

From there, Tesla plans to build 100 units in August, ramp up to more than 1,500 in September and then be pumping out more than 20,000 per month by December. With quite a backlog to work through, the Tesla website says new orders will be delivered in mid-2018.

Sources: Twitter, Tesla

2 comments
VincentWolf
Building 20,000 a year is 240,000 a year and reservations are nearly 400,000. And they won't start building 20,000 a month until December, 2017. So it will take 20 months to build 400,000 and that would be around August of 2019. Please tell your writers to go back and learn some math New Atlas !!
KaiserPingo
I really hope they have improved on material quality, finish and build quality.