Tesla started selling low-end electric car Model 3

Tesla начала продажи бюджетного электромобиля Model 3

The cost of a new model – 35 thousand dollars.

Tesla started selling its first budget electric car Model 3. On Friday evening, July 28, the head of the company – American entrepreneur Elon Musk handed over to the buyers at the factory in California the first 30 cars. He noted that Tesla has already received more than half a million pre-orders for the new model.

The cost of the basic version 3 Model, charging the battery, which are 345 kilometers, will be 35 thousand dollars. This is 2-4 times cheaper than the first two models of the Tesla Model S and the crossover Model X.

The extra 9 thousand dollars, you can get a more powerful battery, which is enough for 499 kilometres. The car can accelerate to 96.5 km/h in 5.6 seconds and a top speed of base model is 209 km/h. Musk has promised that eventually all cars Model 3 will also be equipped with an autopilot feature.

The company Tesla plans to produce in August 2017 100 cars Model 3, in September 1500, and the Dec to reach a production of 20 thousand cars in a month.

An ambitious plan of Elon is that in 2018 to increase annual production Tesla to 500 thousand dollars, and in 2020 to reach the level of 1 million units.

Earlier, Tesla won a tender for the creation of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery.