Tesla starts production of Model 3, images revealed


Tesla has started production of the Model 3, which is being considered to be the company's most important product, owing to its relatively affordable positioning. The company's founder and CEO, has released images of the first production-spec version of the Model 3, which looks quite similar to the prototypes that were shown in March last year.

The first Model 3 will be owned by the CEO himself, after the first actual pre-order customer gifted his place in the queue to Musk as a birthday gift. The first batch of the Model 3 will include 30 units, which will be delivered to customers on July 28 during a handover ceremony. The company is expecting to increase production in the coming months in order to meet the exhaustive order book of over 4 lakh units.

In order to ease the production run, Tesla is offering limited personalization options with the Model 3 for the time being. These include the option to choose the colour of the car and the size of alloy wheels.

With a starting price of US$35,000, the Model 3 is the most affordable car in the Tesla line-up. The US-based electric car maker claims that the Model 3 can cover a distance of 215 miles (346 km) on a single charge and can accelerate from 0-60 miles/h in under 6 seconds.

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