Tesla Model 3 Event Recap

After years of speculation, last night the
Model 3 was unveiled at Tesla’s design center in Hawthorne, CA. Tesla’s Model 3 is the
sedan designed to bring Tesla to the masses. The car will start at $35,000, compared to
the Model S and X which can easily run close to $100,000. All model 3 will drive at least 215 miles
per charge, with autopilot and supercharging standard, and have the ability to go 0-60
in under 6 sec. The roof area is “one continuous pane of
glass” and the model 3 will seats 5 adults comfortably. Like the model S, the 3 will
have front and rear trunks but now aims to be the highest safety rating in all 5 categories. Tesla began taking preorders in stores yesterday
afternoon and online just prior to the start of the event. On stage, Musk said that 115,000
people had already preordered before the car had even been unveiled and at the close of
the event that number jumped to 150,000. To accommodate demand, Tesla also unveiled
their Gigafactory that is already in operation in Nevada. Rivaled only by Boeing in sheer
enormity, the Gigafactory is said to make more lithium ion batteries in this single
location than in the rest of the world combined. In a tweet he announced that Tesla is now
officially accepting pre-orders in India, Brazil, South Africa, South Korea, New Zealand,
Singapore, and Ireland opening the business up to a billion plus potential new customers
. With more than $4 billion in projected sales
already on the books, it is yet to be seen if the Model 3 will be the answer to Tesla’s
vision of building a car that will help in reducing carbon emissions and lead to a more
sustainable world. When will the model 3 ship? Musk is ‘fairly
confident’ deliveries will begin at the end of 2017.

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3 thoughts on “Tesla Model 3 Event Recap

  1. I don't like how the touch screen looks like an iPad pro was glued in lol. I was hoping it would be built into the dash like the S. I'm hoping it's not easier to break because of this.

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