News Elon Musk: First Tesla Model 3 to be Completed by Friday

20:01  04 july  2017
20:01  04 july  2017 Source:   Motor Trend

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Electric car maker Tesla said its keenly awaited Model 3 car for the masses will go on sale this month. Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule. Expecting to complete SN 1 on Friday , CEO Elon Musk tweeted.

Elon Musk tweeted late on Sunday night with big Tesla Model 3 news. In his first tweet, he stated that the upcoming Tesla Model 3 had already passed all regulatory requirements two weeks ahead of schedule and that the first (SN 1 ) Model 3 would be completed by this Friday .

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Elon Musk has finally disclosed updates on Tesla ’s latest addition to its fleet of electric vehicles, the Model 3 . The first production version of the new EV is expected to be revealed by this week. Expecting to complete SN 1 on Friday . — Elon Musk (@ elonmusk ) July 3, 2017.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk notes Model 3 “SN 1 ” expected to be completed on Friday (July 7th). — Elon Musk (@ elonmusk ) July 3, 2017. One assumes these 30 cars will be for ‘friends’ and employees of Tesla /SpaceX, along with the bulk of Model 3 s delivered in August and September.

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In his first tweet, he stated that the upcoming Tesla Model 3 had already passed all regulatory requirements two weeks ahead of schedule and that the first (SN1) Model 3 would be completed by this Friday. Earlier this year we reported that production of the Model 3 would begin in July despite Tesla's first-quarter losses, and apparently the EV maker managed to hit its goal.

In his second tweet, Elon Musk announced a handover party for the first 30 Model 3 owners on July 28. He then mentioned that Model 3 production would reach 100 units in August and over 1,500 by September.

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Elon Musk took to Twitter late on Sunday with big news on the Tesla Model 3 , first model to be completed by Friday and production to hit 20k in December. — Elon Musk (@ elonmusk ) July 3, 2017. His third tweet, the shortest, simply stated that Tesla Model 3 production will reach 20,000 units

Elon Musk has announced the first new Tesla Model 3 will be delivered on Friday . Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule. Expecting to complete SN 1 on Friday .

His third tweet, the shortest, simply stated that Tesla Model 3 production will reach 20,000 units per month in December. This suggests Musk isn't expecting the same production delays that plagued the Model X.

The Model 3 is expected to have an estimated driving range of more than 215 miles and should be able to reach 60 mph in about 5.6 seconds.Prices will start at around $35,000 before government incentives.

The Model 3 will have a 15-inch center touchscreen, slightly smaller than the Model S' touchscreen. The Model 3 will offer 14 cubic feet in front and rear trunk cargo volume. The Model S has 30 cubic feet. We should learn much more about the sedan in the coming weeks.

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Expecting to complete SN 1 on Friday . — Elon Musk (@ elonmusk ) July 3, 2017. So while we wait for those first deliveries, here’s what we know about the Model 3 . The Model 3 is Tesla ’s first affordable model, selling from just ,000.

Tesla ’s affordable mid-size electric sedan, the Model 3 , is ready for production, and the first car ( Musk calls it SN 1 which likely means serial number 1 ) will be completed on Friday . That’s according to Elon Musk , who shared the news on Twitter

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In April, we reported that Tesla was valued at $48.2 billion, $3.1 billion more than Ford, putting the EV automaker just behind General Motors. The announcement came after Tesla reported that worldwide shipments topped 25,000 units, exceeding estimates.

Also in April, the California-based EV maker released a teaser image of its electricsemi-truck before the September reveal.

Last month, at a shareholder's meeting, Elon Musk teased the Model Y crossover. He hinted that Tesla's next passenger EV will not be built on the Model 3 platform, possibly having its own. The Model Y will be built at a new production facility and should be on the streets by 2019.

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