Following the hotly anticipated reveal of its all new Model 3, Tesla has seen an incredible uptake in pre-orders of the vehicle, with 276,000 deposits having been placed in just three days.
The model was officially unveiled by founder Elon Musk on Thursday, with specs, prices and projected sales figures announced.
Boasting a range of 215 miles, and able to reach 60mph in less than six seconds, the Model 3 does not compromise on Tesla’s reputation for luxury or speed, with Musk commenting during the reveal: 'At Tesla, we don't make slow cars'.
The electric carmaker’s latest sedan is the car that it hopes will make a mark on the mainstream market, and if sales figures at all reflect the amount of interest in pre-orders then Tesla could be onto a winner.
With the introduction on the Model 3 – which will cost half the price of its flagship model S – Tesla aim to be selling 500,000 models annually by 2020.
Fans of the luxury electric vehicle manufacturer began to queue up outside dealerships across the world from hours before the reveal in order to be amongst the first to pre-order the sedan for a $1,000 (£700) deposit.
Musk announced the 276,000-order figure in a tweet on Saturday, which he quickly followed up with another, quipping: ‘Definitely going to need to rethink production planning…’
A third tweet from Musk added: 'A Model 3 order gives you priority in your geography, so, even tho total count is high, ordering early will make a big difference locally.'
Deliveries of the car are planned to commence from the end of next year.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
April 5, 2016