The first production model of the Tesla Model 3 has rolled out of the Fremont assembly line and has found its space in Tesla founder Elon Musk’s parking lot.
Elon Musk has once again beaten his critics by keeping his promise to get the first production-spec model of the Tesla Model 3 out on time. The black car bearing the serial number SN1 rolled out of the Tesla plant in Fremont, California. It was originally reserved by Tesla board member Ira Ehrenpreis, however will go to another person as a birthday gift and that’s none other than Elon Musk himself.
Ehrenpreis gave up his reservation and handed it over to the Tesla founder as a belated birthday gift. Musk who frequently updates his Twitter account on the company’s various projects and plans was quick to tweet the images of his new car.
The topic of the ownership came up when one of the followers asked Elon Musk on who gets to own this first Tesla Model 3. Musk replied that Ehrenpreis was the first to place the reservation and added that the board member transferred the rights to the founder as a birthday gift.
Scroll down to see the first pics of the car along with the tweets.
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As for the details on the specs and features, we’ll have to wait till the end of the month to get hold of those.
Tesla will be hosting a grand event to handover the keys of the first 30 units of the Model 3 on July 28. More information on the car will be announced then.
Tesla’s Model 3 production plans for the coming months include ramping up the output to 100 units in August and 1,500 units in September.
The carmaker intends to push the production further for a 20,000 unit/month figure.
According to a Reuters report, Tesla sales in California have taken hit in the recent months as April registered a 24 percent drop compared to the same time last year. Customer interest in the Tesla Model S has also been declining and this has got the investors concerned. Things will hopefully take a turn for the good with the $35,000 Model 3 which is expected to bring in the massive volumes that Tesla needs.