Tesla has been continuing to pave the way for electric car manufactures since they really got going with the Model S.
Tesla managed to gain a huge following among techy’s and fanboys who just drool over the technology and quickness of the electric cars. Not to mention the gull wing doors on the Model X.
While the sales numbers for the Model X were a bit less than convincing, the whole brand really makes some strong headway in the automotive world. There have been electric cars on the road before Tesla made the strong Model S or even the Tesla Roadster (before they really got some good funding).
But Tesla is continuing to pioneer this segment any way they can. And while many other manufactures are just beginning to get their feet wet in the electric car market, Tesla is looking to bring electric cars to the mass market.
We’ve heard about the Tesla Model 3 for some time now. Factory production has been delayed a couple times but it was only a matter of time really.
But it looks like things have really taken a step forward recently.
The First Tesla Model 3:
It seems the first recipient of the Model 3 was supposed to be someone by the name of Ira Ehrenpreis. Which is interesting since you’d think that the first person to get one would be the ever popular Elon Musk.
Well, it looks like Ira actually gifted the first Model 3 to Elon Musk as a 46th birthday gift. Interesting stuff.
So, Ira will be getting the second Tesla Model 3 ever. Not as special but I’m sure they’re perfectly content with that.
The Tesla Model 3 is set to have a range of 215 miles, 0-60 done in 5.6 seconds and is essentially a baby Tesla Model S.
Tesla says the Model 3 will start around $35,000 but if you take in the federal tax credit here in the United States, we’re looking at $27,500. I’ll be impressed if they actually go that cheap, but again Tesla is known for doing impressive things.
It looks like there will be some sort of release party for the first thirty customers of the Tesla Model 3 as well. This will be on the 28th of July and I can only imagine it’s invite only.
Tesla plans on having the Model 3 to be the first mass-market full electric car from the brand, and truly be a competitor to any car in its class. Electric or gasoline powered.
I think that the Tesla Model 3 will deliver on all of its promises, since the company is a lot less sketchy than the other electric/autonomous car manufactures that are popping up everywhere.
While there will probably be a number of defects on the initial launch editions as with many new cars from manufactures, I’m sure they won’t be too extreme (fingers crossed).
I do hope that Tesla is able to really make this thing happen, however I won’t be in line for one since I like gasoline engines personally. But I can’t deny how incredible new technology is getting.