It's all about the Tesla Model 3 in the automotive news space these days and why it shouldn't be? Considering the type of cars Tesla makes, promising to save the environment, any new product from the U.S based manufacturer is deemed to attract attention. And now that the latest product, Model 3 that is, will be available at 35000$ only, it has garnered a lot of appreciation and demand among the prospective buyers.
So much is the level of anticipation that already 325,000 bookings have been received. Unveiled last week amidst a big crowd, the Tesla Model 3 has been spied on the streets of California for the very first time, in what seems like a TVC shoot. Followed by a Tesla Model S with cameras, the silver colored Model 3 is believed to be a prototype shooting for a promo on the streets of Marina Del Rey in southern California.
Since the prototype is seen for the first time on the road and that too with its elder sibling, we have a better idea of the Model 3's proportions. Speaking of the product itself, the Model 3's sticker price of 35000$ is considered the main factor for the cars huge success. Although the deliveries are not slated to start before the end of 2017, it will be a stressing task for the Elon Musk and team to hand out so many bookings, which has already touched 325,000 pre-orders in just a week the biggest of its kind.
Chances are that a factory will be set up in France to cater the European markets and the French Minister of Energy Segolene Royal has extended her support to set up the Tesla's plant at the Fessenheim nuclear power plant. France is a big market for electric vehicles and setting a plant here will give advantage to Tesla in running a smooth operation.
The first 200,000 bookings, which were received even before the unveiling will get a federal tax credit worth $7500. The unveiling was just the part 1 and Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors said that the part 2 will be “closer to production” and is going to “take things to another level.” While people were skeptical about Model 3's performance considering the price, the details emerged has proved its legitimacy.
The Model 3 will come with a Rear-wheel-drive as standard, and a dual-motor AWD as an option. The EPA-certified electric mileage of 346 kilometers and comfortable 5-person seating design caters to a broader audience. The cabin of the car will get a 15-inch touchscreen screen which will be the once point data access centre for the drivers, who can also call for a mix standard Autopilot system.
The performance of the Tesla Model 3 will be nothing short of exemplary and they are promising the all-electric sedan to run from 0-106 kmph in less than six seconds. That's better than some of the high-performance gasoline cars in the market today. Overall, the Tesla Model 3 is turning out quite a perfect car for everyone. Only time will tell how true it will be to the promises made.