The first model of 3 Tesla, the long-awaited electric car that costs the mass market must roll Friday Friday at the plant, the company said …
Model 3 $ 35 spent regulatory requirements two weeks before the deadline, and the top 30 owners will receive their cars at the end of the month, said Tesla CEO Elon Musk, paving the way for an ambitious production schedule.
Musk said earlier this year that the model would arrive on July 3. The company looks well in its indicated trajectory, although Tesla was harassed by delays in the production and the schedules surpassed in the past.
The first customers of Model 3 will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel during a July 28 musk transfer festival said this week.
After the initial implementation, Tesla will produce 100 models 3 in August and more than 1,500 in September. At the end of the year, musk expects the company to produce 20,000 units a month.
Demand is so high for the vehicle, Musk said, customers booking now will not have their cars before the end of next year. Tesla has not published the reference numbers since May 2016, when it said that 373,000 model 3 reservations were filed.
While some experts say that Tesla learned production problems he faced with his truck, model X, others have questioned the company’s ability to keep up with demand and reap the benefits of its flagship cars.
“Producing niche cars like the Model X and Model S is one thing, but creating a large traditional car market is much more difficult from a production point of view,” said Jessica Caldwell, director of the analysis of the Industry with the self-research site Edmunds.com.
Tesla aims to produce half a million cars by 2018, a huge leap compared to last year when the company produced only 85,000 units.
Customers of the first model 3 can choose the color of the car and the size of the wheel. More customizations include a choice of two engines: one optimized for on-road use and another for stop and go traffic, musk said at the annual shareholders meeting last month.
It is not clear how these adjustments will mark the base price of $ 35,000. Additional costs for Model 3 add-ons could reduce the point of sale of the vehicle as an affordable vehicle for a wide range of customers, according to Caldwell.
The anticipation and optimism of the investors of all the model 3 increased the price of the actions of Tesla to the record records.
The company’s share price rose more than 64 percent this year, helping to boost Tesla, now nearly $ 60 billion, to some of the top players in the auto industry in Detroit. General Motors is estimated at 54 billion dollars and Ford is worth 46 billion dollars.
The phasing out of the Model 3 and maintenance of high-volume production are critical to Tesla’s overall goal of adopting electric vehicles, Caldwell said. “To promote electric vehicles, it has to pass the mainstream, and now only sell expensive cars to a very limited and rich audience.”
In another sign of Tesla’s ambition, the company plans to announce a working prototype of the semi-trailer truck model at an event in September.