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Elon Musk unveils Tesla's first production Model 3

2017-07-09 11:31

Image: Tesla

California - Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed images of its production Model 3, its first electric car for the masses. What's more, the new EV is headed for South Africa.

SA petrolheads went wild with excitement when Musk tweeted in 2016: "Adding several more countries to Model 3 order page. Check for details but will include India, Brazil, SA, SK, New Zealand, Singapore & Ireland."

The Model 3 could arrive locally in 2018 or 2019.  Musk tweeted that the first 30 Model 3 customers will receive their new Teslas later in July 2017.

The Model 3 will start at $35 000 (R468 387), making it the cheapest Tesla yet.

Key facts about the Model 3
Price - $35 000 (R468 387)
Range - 346km
0 - 100km/h - six seconds
Autopilot Hardware
Seating for 5 Adults

Tesla said: "Our most affordable car yet, Model 3 achieves 346km per charge while starting at only $35 000 before incentives. Model 3 is designed to attain the highest safety ratings in every category."


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