Less than a couple of days after Tesla announced its upcoming Model 3 car, the company has already received a whopping 232,000 pre-orders for the electric vehicle. This was revealed by CEO Elon Musk in a tweet today.
Now 232k orders— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 2, 2016
The number was 180,000 exactly a day after the announcement, with an average cost of $42,000 per vehicle. In case you aren't already aware, the Model 3 starts at $35,000.
Model 3 orders at 180,000 in 24 hours. Selling price w avg option mix prob $42k, so ~$7.5B in a day. Future of electric cars looking bright!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 1, 2016
While over 232K pre-orders in such a short span is definitely good news for Tesla, this has also posed a challenge for the company given that it delivered a total of just over 50k units last year.
... and Musk knows this.
Definitely going to need to rethink production planning...— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 1, 2016
This is a tweet from Elon: "Definitely going to need to rethink production planning..." i think he's onto it. If the model 3 becomes a success in the oncoming years, i hope soon tesla will begin global sale of their cars along with the supercharg...
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Precisely. I hope Elon has already begun to rethink their production planning to avoid unforeseen events or unfortunate news ever to occur in the future