Last April, the Tesla Model 3 was officially unveiled, and the road to getting one was paved–as Tesla allowed for interested customers to place a deposit. The Model 3 is fulfilling a major goal of CEO Elon Musk and the rest of the team at Tesla, by making an affordable electric car. This vehicle is a game changer as it starts at just $35,000 and can handle up to 215 miles on a single charge.
It appears the first production Model 3 will be heading to Elon Musk’s garage. The first 30 customers who purchased a Model 3 will get their vehicles at a party on August 28th. From there Tesla is working to speed up the production timeline, hoping to be making 20,000 a month by December. But in August Tesla expects to roll out just 100 cars, so the road ahead is a slow one with a big light at the end.
When the first batch of customers gets their cars in late August, it will be interesting to see their reaction. Tesla is now competing against BMW directly, specifically with the i3 there affordable electric car which starts at $42,000. And BMW’s i3 doesn’t have a necessary standard when it comes to changing, as it fits in with other vehicles. But Tesla aims to solve this problem by continuing to roll out more Super Chargers across the country.
If you are interested in getting on the Model 3 train, your vehicle won’t arrive all that soon, but you can still make a deposit for $1,000.
First Production Model 3 pic.twitter.com/TCa2NSUNI3
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2017