Tesla just celebrated the Model 3’s fourth anniversary since its unveiling. The Model 3 has turned out to be quite a success in several auto markets worldwide. Since its release, it has won award after award in the Green vehicle category and even some outside it. Tesla’s affordable sedan has also been recognized as one of the best vehicles when compared to fossil fuel cars.
Today marks the Tesla Model 3’s fourth anniversary. The EV company had been working towards its first affordable vehicle ever since its CEO, Elon Musk, released his Master Plan Part Une.
“As you know, the initial product of Tesla Motors is a high-performance electric sports car called the Tesla Roadster. However, some readers may not be aware of the fact that our long term plan is to build a wide range of models, including affordably priced family cars,” Musk wrote in his Master Plan.
Here's what Sandy Munro had to say after tearing down an early 2017 Model 3 😂 pic.twitter.com/PaevXEBXHd— Third Row Tesla Podcast (@thirdrowtesla) April 1, 2020
He explained further and wrote: “...the overarching purpose of Tesla Motors (and the reason I am funding the company) is to help expedite the move from a mine-and-burn hydrocarbon economy towards a solar electric economy, which I believe to be the primary, but not exclusive, sustainable solution.”
Before the Tesla Model 3’s was even revealed to the public, it seemed like people knew it was going to be a hit. Tesla experienced its first Apple iPhone moment with the Model 3. Long lines of people waited for the EV automaker’s showrooms to open just to preorder the vehicle before they had even seen it.
Four years ago, Tesla wasn’t as much of a household name as it is today. It had gained some standing in the auto industry with the Roadster, Model S, and Model X, but it was the Model 3 that turned the company into the global force it has become today.
Yet, before even laying eyes on the Model 3, people lined up to reserve Tesla’s affordable sedan. And the reservation fee was not small chump change either. People had to pay USD$1000 to pre-order a Tesla Model 3, which is much more than the USD$100 people needed to reserve the Tesla Cybertruck.
Since the Model 3 has been unveiled, Tesla has gone through hell—production hell to be exact—and back. Now, the Model 3’s success is fueling Tesla’s next big vehicle: the Model Y.
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