Elon Musk has shared the first images of Tesla’s Model 3 after it came off the assembly line.
The Model 3 is one of the most talked-about car releases of the year, with some speculating that it might even take electric cars mainstream. Multiple prototypes have already been spotted around the California area, and now it seems production is ahead of schedule. Over the weekend, an excited Musk tweeted images of the sedan along with information on its release. The vehicle, which is Tesla’s fourth, will retail at around $35,000 – almost half that of Tesla’s next-cheapest model.
In March, pre-order totals for the mass market car reached over 134,000 in just over 24 hours. Tesla now expects to hand over keys to the first 30 owners by July 28. The first vehicle, known as SN1, was earmarked for Ira Ehrenpreis, only for the Tesla board member to give up the rights to Musk as a birthday present.
Tesla expects to produce up to 100 cars in August, over 1,500 in September, and 20,000 per month by December. Furthermore, the company will serve its new customer base by expanding its charging network by almost double.