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Tesla’s $35,000 standard battery pack Model 3 won’t hit volume production until mid-year, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter.
Tesla started taking orders last week for the highly-anticipated, affordable all-electric sedan, saying that deliveries are starting within the next 2 to 4 weeks depending on the configuration.
Musk explained that while the base Model 3 is being produced and delivered to early reservation holders, manufacturing of the cars won’t hit full stride for a few more months.
Gap in understanding is that $35k Model 3 production *starts* this month, but will not reach volume production until mid year. Extremely difficult to predict middle part of manufacturing S-curve.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 4, 2019
The Standard Range base model will start at $35,000, travel 220 miles on a single charge, hit a top speed of 130 mph and go from 0 to 60mph in 5.6 seconds.
Standard Interior includes:
A version called “Standard Range Plus” is $37,000 with 240 miles of range, a top speed of 140mph, and a 0 to 60 mph time of 5.3 seconds.
Standard Range Plus also give the option for a “Partial Premium Interior” that includes:
Model 3 production is reportedly about 5,000 units per week, but the company hopes to double that number by the end of the year.