Tesla has made good on its promise and has delivered the very first production Tesla Model 3 EVs to customers. The first deliveries were made at the Tesla factory in Fremont, CA. While only handful of Model 3 cars were delivered at the event, Tesla has taken about 500,000 reservations for the Model 3 so far.
Certainly many of those buyers who reserved cars will back out and some will buy other Tesla models, but the number of reservations is impressive. Elon Musk says that production can now be completed on Model 3 cars as fast as suppliers can deliver components to Tesla.
Musk still says that Tesla can build 10,000 Model 3 cars weekly by the end of 2018. That ramp up will be slow though and might not make the goal if supplies run into issues. All of the Model 3 cars for now have the larger battery and rear-wheel drive.
via Car and Driver