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Elon thinks those that pre-ordered Model3 pre reveal will see cars before 2018

Link to tweet conversation- Elon Musk on Twitter

Adding screenshot in case tweet goes missing

I like his optimism!


Well-Known Member
Apr 27, 2016
Production volumes of 500,000 a year require about 41666 cars per month. The internal deadline is July 1, 2017 to begin volume production. In all likelihood it's going to be delayed and it's unknown for how long. Yet Tesla wants to be able to build internally any part that a supplier is going to offer as a low volume backup.
Let's say out of those 41666 that only 38,000 are Model 3 with the remainder being Model S and X. If Tesla could produce at that volume for even 1-3 months in 2017 you might get deliveries in much of the US.

Jason S

Model S Sig Perf (P85)
Apr 20, 2012
Rocklin, CA
I assume that Elon is referring to people who ordered in the U.S.

Yes this is the disappointing bit for those of us not in the USA. Doesn't really matter that we queued up and were first to reserve, pre-reveal, pre-US - before the rest of the the World. Unfortunately if they ramp fast and do 200,000 cars in 2017 we still won't see right hand rive ones until 2018.

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