Tesla, the electric car maker, has finally released its long-awaited standard model 3, starting at $ 35,000 and switching all online sales, the company said. "The interior will be a little better than initial promises," said CEO Elon Musk told reporters on a conference call Thursday, adding that the base price no It is not a factor in tax incentives or gas savings that can further reduce the cost of buying and owning Tesla. "From the outset, this was the goal."
Considerable tax credits can be obtained for consumers " , Musk said.
The base model of Model 3 will have a distance of 220 miles, maximum speed of 1
"And you can buy your car on the phone after about a minute in the US," Musk said. "We will still have shops but they will be turned into galleries and information centers. "
Tesla also allows customers to test the car before they buy.Mush says he expects demand for more than 500,000 Model 3 per year
When changing sales online, that Tesla will close some stores and relieve some employees in order to save money and lower the price of the car. "There is no way to get around this," Mousse said. "I want some other way."
He said it would be at least two to three years before Tesla would produce a cheaper car.
"It's extremely difficult to make this car for $ 35,000 and it's still financially sustainable," he said.
The company's shares were suspended and Tesla suspended all orders on its website prior to Thursday's news. He also redirected the users to a page that annoys the mysterious announcement that Musk promised to reveal at 5 pm. ET, saying: "Waiting is almost over."
Tesla promises a 35,000-dollar version of Model 3 since the car maker unveiled the mid-sized sedan in 2016. But it's a priority to produce more expensive versions of the car in order to maintain high profit. Musk defended the decision by saying that making cheaper versions is unprofitable and would cause Tesla to "die."
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