Tesla Motors revealed that their Model 3 launch is the biggest one-week launch of any product ever according to a statement released on April 7. The company has already received more than 325,000 reservations, amounting to a total of $14 billion or AU$18.5 billion in sales.
The new Model 3, unveiled on March 31 in Los Angeles, boasts of a number of features and benefits the company hopes will entice everyone.
The Model 3 offers maximum luxury quality for a very low price relative to the average cost of a new car. While the Model 3 costs $35,000 or AU$46,349, other cars that usually cost $33,666 or AU$44,585, on the average, do not have the same updates and offers exclusive to what Model 3 offers.
This new car offers 215 miles or 346 kilometres of range per charge, slightly above what other competitors offer. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, for example, only offers 200 miles or 321 kilometres of range per charge for the price of $37,500 or AU$ 49,666.
According to the company, the Model 3 is designed to achieve a 5-star safety rating. All Model 3’s will come standard with Autopilot hardware, which will help reduce car accidents brought on by manual driving.
The average gas cars produce about 20 pounds or nine kilogrammes of harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) as well as other harmful particulates into the atmosphere for every gallon of gas burned. However, the Model 3 does not have this destructive effect, helping the fight against global warming in the process.
Apparently, people from cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego can get a discounted price of their electricity at night. Moreover, some utility companies even offer rebates for the ESVE or the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment.
The company believes that the consumers have resigned to their goal to speed up to sustainable transportation, making this overwhelming response possible. Tesla states that deliveries will begin late in 2017.