Billionaire Elon Musk-owned Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) has begun delivering the initial batch of its first electric-fuelled car – the much-awaited Telsa Model 3 to customers on Friday. With the aim to interrupt the existing world, accustomed to automobiles fuelled by pollution-ejecting fossil fuel, the American conglomerate has started delivering the first batch of Telsa Model 3, consisting 30 units to customers at the official event, held in Fremont, California in the USA. This is the very first mass market sedan from Tesla.
The first electric-fuelled car is tagged with the starting price tag of $ 35,000 or around Rs. 22, 43,000 and the first thirty buyers of this car are the employees of Telsa Inc. As said by Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk on Friday, the Model 3 is registered with more than half a million booking. However, the company chose to hand over the first 30 units of this model to employee buyers and hence setting up the arena for the biggest-test-yet of Telsa’s strategy to turn into a money-making, mass market electric automaker.
Adding to the statement, Tesla founder Elon Musk decreed that, “It a great day for Telsa and the goal of the company to set a trend of electric-powered cars in the global marker got a solid foundation. Proclaiming a strategic business goal of designing and manufacturing excellent electric car “that everyone can buy,” Elon Musk inaugurated the delivery of the first batch of Model 3 to their owners, at an official ceremony at California. After commencing the mission, Telsa now eyes on producing 5,000 units of Model 3 per week this year, and 10,000 units of Model 3 per week in 2018.
As per the specifications, Telsa Model 3 base model can offer a speed of 5.6 seconds 0-60 mph, 130MPH of peaked speed, 220-mile range, 15 cubic feet of cargo storage and space for five adults. Likewise, the Long Range, the superior version of Model 3 is priced at $44,000 and featured with 5.1 sec 0-60 mph with 140 mph top speed and 310 miles range.