February 26, 2016
Tesla to debut Model 3 range on March 31st 0
For fans of tech and automobiles alike, the elusive new Tesla model has been hotly anticipated for a while, with no one knowing when it might appear; it’s basically the car equivalent of a Beyonce album.
An all-electric vehicle poised to rival BMW’s 3 Series, the Model 3’s upcoming unveiling has been confirmed by Tesla boss Elon Musk, but he also suggests that the unveiling of the model will not “show everything.” Though unclear as to how exactly it will be previewed, a recent letter published about Tesla’s financials confirms that the first look of the model will happen on the 31st of March this year, ahead of mass production in 2017.
The Model 3 has been hotly anticipated amongst industry insiders as Elon Musk has repeatedly built up hopes that he will deliver in his promise of crafting a new, affordable and technologically superior electric vehicle. Musk has previously announced that the vehicle will be powered by the batteries produced in Tesla’s new ‘Gigafactory’ – a huge plant in the middle of Nevada aimed at manufacturing a more sustainable and affordable future for electric cars. This massive undertaking aims to lower the price of electric vehicle batteries, as well as promising to produce and sell 500,000 cars annually by 2020. It is because of this technological pioneering that Musk was able to proclaim that his Model 3 electric cars will cost no more than $35,000, a promise that is so far looking likely, and will most definitely shake up the electric vehicle competition.
Musk confirmed these reports that the public will get its first look at the Model 3 on his personal social media. He tweeted that customers looking to buy one of the cars can start pre-ordering from the end of March online and the day after in Tesla stores. The Model 3 will be available in sedan and crossover variants, and though no technical details have been revealed yet hopes are high for the latest electric car set to join the race.
Yes cheap but reliable and sturdy electric cars are a good thing, and yes the ambition and vision of Tesla is staggering but do you know what our favourite part of this story is? The name, Model 3; how did it come to be? Well Tesla already had Model S and Model X cars, so Model E was out of the question…