We’ve waited days and days and more days to finally see and really get to know more about Tesla’s newest automobile, the Tesla Model 3. The affordable all electric car was unveiled back on Friday night at the Gigafactory in Fremont, California with Mr. Elon Musk himself driving the Model 3 on stage. A total of 50 Model 3s were manufactured by the team and at the end of the event, 30 owners got to take their new Model 3 home with them while the other 20 are being used for testing.
Musk talked more about the production of the car and that the team will be in “production hell” for some time, but after that, things will go more smoothly with an expectation of 20,000 Model 3s produced by the end of the year. The drawback is that those who are going to pre-order the vehicle will be waiting until the end of 2018 to get theirs says Musk.
Frankly, we’re going to be in production hell. For at least six months, maybe longer.
After Musk was done talking about the production he spoke about the price and specs of the Model 3 and they aren’t disappointing considering Musk and the team put their sweat and tears into this new car thanks to everyone who purchases Teslas. The base model will cost you $35,000 USD after incentives giving you a range of 220 miles per charge, a top speed of 130 miles per hour, and a 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds. For the long range model, the cost is $44,000 USD but it’ll get you 310 miles on a charge which is quite impressive, hitting a top speed of 140 miles per hour (not much more than the base), but the 0-60 time will be .5 seconds less at 5.1 seconds. It’s not the most powerful car to get acceleration, but that’s what the Model S and X are for if you want to show off the power of your Tesla.
I like the Model 3 a lot and the affordability that Tesla was able to reach, but it’s the production that’ll take time. It was the same for the Model X even with it being delayed, but at the end of it all, look how that turned out. So, what do you guys think about the new Tesla Model 3? Let us know by commenting down below in the comment section or tell us on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.
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