After launching Model S and Model X, long awaited $35,000 sedan Model 3 with its first production car was revealed last week in the hands of its first owner none other than Elon Musk. Now in just weeks, the delivery of Model 3 will start after delivering 30 models to its customers at a handover party, later this month.
Model 3 is most affordable car of Tesla till now and will sit below the current Model S luxury car and Model X SUV. As the name suggest its the fourth car since the company opened for business in 2008 and third car under Tesla’s current line-up. Around 500,000 orders for the Model 3 has already been received by Tesla and has pledged to deliver them by 2018, more than double the total number of vehicles that Tesla has sold, till date.
The car is priced from $35,000 in the US (about £28,000) the four-door, five-seat Model 3 is powered by an all-electric powertrain that produces zero emissions and could offer unprecedented levels of efficiency in its class at least 215 miles of range which is greater than its closest competitor, the Chevy Bolt. It will make use of 2170 lithium-ion battery cells engineered in conjunction with Panasonic. Larger battery capacity and performance variants will be available, but that information has not been disclosed.
Tesla will offer other configurations like those available in Model S and Model X. Owners will have all the options for customization and can choose form red, sliver, black, blue, white and now midnight grey color options.
Model 3 is a value pack car and all our eyes are curious to know how Tesla manages to cop-up with the rising car demand.