Tesla to show off its affordable Model 3 electric car next March
Telsa CEO Elon Musk has announced plans to reveal its highly-anticipated Model 3 electric car early next year.
The Model 3 is perhaps Tesla’s most significant motor yet as it brings electric cars into the realms of affordability. The car which is set to rival BMW’s 3-series, has a rumoured price tag of around $35,000 (about £22k).
During the company’s earnings call the entrepreneur said: “
That purported pricetag is around half the price of the Tesla Model S, which starts at $70,000, while the Model X SUV is expected to cost around the same when it arrives later this year.
The Model 3, which can run for 200 miles on a single charge and is 20 per cent smaller than the Model S, will be attainable for a more mainstream audience seeking to lower their carbon footprint.
However, it’s still going to be a while before drivers will be able to obtain the Model 3, with Musk claiming production will begin at the end of 2017.
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Elsewhere during the earnings call, Musk revealed the company had taken a whopping 38,000 pre-orders for the Powerwall home battery solution, announced last week.
“The response has been overwhelming. Like, crazy,” he said.