Tesla Model 3 launched 31st March 2016.
Note that event down in your diary as the date that the world saw a huge milestone in the shift away from petrol and diesel powered cars.
We waited to comment to see what the public’s reaction was to the launch and with people lining up outside of Tesla showrooms to order cars, you be the judge.
We’ve long awaited the launch of the Tesla Model 3 which is Tesla’s first mass market, affordable long range electric car. Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk provided another grand launch event to showcase the next stage of Tesla’s master plan to produce sexy, fast electric cars that reduce air pollution and impacts on the environment.
The public have spoken loud and clear with pre-orders: As of around 6 hours ago orders with deposits upfront have exceeded 276,000 worldwide and orders approached 400,000 within a week of the launch on 31st March. That’s already over US$14 billion in car sales before the cars even go into production.
The car looks brilliant, the base model will accelerates 0 to 100kmh in under 6 seconds, has Autopilot and Supercharging as standard and of course 5 star safety ratings.
Australian customers will have to wait until 2018 to see our deliveries commence but that’s okay as we’ll most likely see additional features included by the time Aussies receive their cars.
We must not forget that other major car manufacturers are also working flat out to either out do Tesla or at least produce outstanding long range plug in cars at affordable pricing and rush them to market. For example: General Motors, Mitsubishi, Renault/Nissan, Audi, Porsche, VW, BMW, Volvo, Mercedes and now Ford with a Model E.
For now, let’s just enjoy the next evolution towards the move to plug-in affordable cars.