The Tesla Model 3 made its European debut during next week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, which takes place near exactly a year before the production of the right-hand-drive versions is about to begin.
The car displayed the Duke of Richmond ‘s front lawn is US-specific and will remain a static display, that means it won’t be driven up the famous climb. But it will provide people in the UK and Europe with their first opportunity to see the new electric car.
Model 3 production has reached 5000 cars a week. The milestone was hit during the last week of June, it is only the meeting of the Tesla drive-set the output to maturity for the number of cars to be done in a week from the end of the second quarter of 2018.
It is necessary to build a temporary ‘tent’ outside of the company, in California, of the factory, to hold another production line and increase productivity.
Deliveries are now scheduled to arrive 12 to 18 months after the execution of an order, even if only left-hand-drive cars currently in production, in the sense that UK cars are not expected until 2020.
It is estimated that about 500,000 orders have been received for the Model 3, which costs from $35,000 (£26,500) in the US before incentives.
The car is claimed to be able to cover 310 km with a single charge, according to official tests conducted by the UNITED states Environmental Protection Agency.
This figure applies for the Long Range variant. The car is available with 50kWh or 75kWh battery.
The 50kWh model has a claimed range of 220 km, reaching 0-60mph in 5.6 sec and reaches a top speed of 130mph. The Long Range model costs from $ 44,000 (£33,400), can do 0-60mph in 5.1 sec and a 140mph top speed.
In the UNITED kingdom, the price should be around £ 30,000 after the £4500 government grant for zero-emissions vehicles is applied. That you step the Model 3 against the likes of Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Jaguar XE and Mercedes-Benz C-Class in terms of price and size.
A Performance variant is due later, but Musk has already said, the most powerful 100kWh battery (which is the standard battery for the Tesla Performance models) does not fit in the Model 3 smaller structure. This suggests that Tesla might only slightly increase the size of the battery of the 75kWh Model 3 for the Performance version.
The Model 3 is more than 400kg lighter than the Model S, so it may be faster than the Performance version of a car.
Model 3 owners do not take advantage of the free access to the Tesla Supercharger high-speed charging system, with the company planning to charge for the electricity as demand grows and requires a greater investment to build the network of chargers.
However, if Tesla hits its program to produce 500,000 cars a year – something that has faced a hard struggle to get up to the recent 5000-auto milestones – analysts predict that it will outsell BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus in the USA.
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Tesla has launched its Semi-truck and a new Roadster last year, following an injection of $ 1 billion (about £800 million) worth of investment in the company – something Musk has already said it would help the company meet the high demand for the Model 3.
Tesla has raised capital in the production and ease the financial risk associated with the production. This has led to an increase in the price of the shares, was further strengthened by the reports of his future projects, including the Model Y compact SUV, according to the New York financiers.
However, some analysts still question Tesla’s ability to increase production to meet its demand. The brand is still making a profit, even if the most recent reports suggest it could do so at the end of this year.
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