“why does Tesla exists, why are we making electric cars: to accelerate transition to sustainable transport: this is really important for the world.” These are the words that Elon Musk, Tesla Motors founder, said to open the Tesla Model 3 announcement last evening!
Tesla Master Plan: a 3 steps plan for a tiny company with very few resources to actually make a difference:
1-Tesla Roadster: it showed the world that you could make a compelling great electric car. 500 units a year. This led to Chevrolet to make the Bolt, and Nissan the Leaf.
2-Tesla Model S: seats up to 5 adults and 2 kids, ratified by Consumer Reports as the best car ever! Nobody believed that an electric car could achieve this.
2.5-Tesla Model X: because the revenue by model S and X is what is needed to fund the development of Model 3. The SUV with falcon wings doors and well over 700 horse power.
3-Tesla Model 3: an incredibly safe car! It will be 5 star safety in every category! Even the basic version will do 0-60 in less than 6″; with at least 215 miles of range; autopilot hardware as standard for all model 3; it seats 5 adults comfortably:we achieved this by pushing forward the front seats, as there is no motor,and having a full glass roof to give more headspace, and kept the usual front and rear booths; supercharging as standard, for freedom of travel; of which there are over 3600 superchargers worldwide, and will double by next year.
Elon Musk is confident in saying that deliveries will begin already next year and price will be 35k $.
A fair bit later in UK of course, due to the right hand drive, we may add.
Could this possibly mean 25k £ as price tag? At Gooder we certainly hope so.
So do you want to see it?!
By the time Tesla Model 3 had been seen by the public for the very first time the total number of pre-orders worldwide was over 115.000 units already!